The philosophies of both can be traced back hundreds of years but there has been a recent resurgence in their application. DT was extended and applied to management and soon it assumed the concepts of Systems Thinking, which, as will be shown later has been more established and developed over a longer period of time.
As supply chain leaders, they need to understand the big picture. They also need the ability to use a variety of tools and techniques to understand and manage the supply chain, as well as general business skills to work with people and move their organizations forward.
Clearly, therefore, successful supply chain management professionals need to have a wide range of knowledge, skills and abilities. It is also important to the SCM profession in order that it can continue to evolve the profession such that its members, both prospective and existing, are continually put in an advantageous position to meet the changing needs of employers through the products and services that it provides.
In order to build the competencies required of supply chain management professionals, SCMA has developed a world-class, leading-edge professional designation program called the Supply Chain Management Professional SCMP that is unique in its design, structure and content.
Program Objective The holder of the SCMP professional credential will be recognized as the strategic supply chain management professional who provides innovative strategic leadership to enterprises to achieve strategic value-add and sustained economic and social prosperity.
Specifically, SCMPs will demonstrate:Definition of organizational behavior: Actions and attitudes of individuals and groups toward one another and toward the organization as a whole, and its effect on the organization's functioning and performance.
Quality management is an attitude which, when properly instilled in every mind from top to bottom on that aforementioned corporate ladder, will take physical shape in quality systems, design, materials, installation, workmanship, facility, and production of an excellent product or service.
Description: Describe the unique characteristics of services, and how they differ from manufactured goods. Understand the strategic importance of demand, capacity and yield management.
Describe collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment. The Cynefin framework is a model used to describe problems, situations and systems. The model provides a typology of contexts that guides what sort of explanations and/or solutions may apply.
A concept map or conceptual diagram is a diagram that depicts suggested relationships between concepts. It is a graphical tool that instructional designers, engineers, technical writers, and others use to organize and structure knowledge.
The current development in marketing further indicates that companies need to establish a strategic orientation for their future. If a company or an organization strives to succeed in today’s market, it should establish a strategic marketing orientation in its corporate strategy.