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International Professional Certification Programme

Based on ITC’s (A joint agency of UN and WTO) curriculum













International Certificate in Supply Chain Management


ITC is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations (UN). ITC’s goal is to help developing and transition countries achieve sustainable human development through exports.  One of ITC’s key programs focuses on developing high quality training materials and related tools and services in the area of Supply Chain Management (SCM). For more information on ITC, please see www.intracen.org.

ITC’s International certificate in Supply Chain Management was developed to promote the concept of practical, comprehensive and user-friendly training in this area worldwide.  More than 35,000 professionals in 60 countries have benefitted from this program.

ITC provide best in class International certification in the field of Supply Chain Management at three levels i.e. International Certificate, International Advanced Certificate and International Diploma.

The International Professional Certification Program:

The program covers the complete supply chain and has 6 modules.

Module 1 -

The corporate environment, including ownership and size, corporate culture, mission, goals, policies and strategy directly influence the way in which the purchasing & supply chain management function is organised and operates. The objectives, policies and strategies of the purchasing & supply chain management function must be aligned with those of the rest of the enterprise.

Module 2 - Specifying Requirements & Planning Supply

Specifying what an enterprise needs to purchase – along with how much it needs and when and where it is required – is the first, critical step in the purchasing & supply process. It must be done correctly if the rest of the process is to be successful.

Module 3 - Analysing Supply Markets

Knowing supply markets is the basis for understanding supply risks, opportunities and costs, and for making correct supply decisions. Monitoring and analysing supply markets helps the buyer to recognise how supply markets function and to compare and assess supply market options.

Module 4 - Developing Supply Strategies

Supply strategy should be based on assessed requirements and supply market conditions. It will depend on the buyer’s levels of expenditure and of the supply risks involved. Supply strategy involves considering issues such as: the number and types of suppliers to use, the type of supplier relationships to develop and of contracts to use, and which types of purchase operations (such as e-purchasing) to apply.

Module 5 - Appraising & Short-listing Suppliers

Selecting the right supplier is the fundamental basis for effective purchasing & supply. Alternative suppliers must be located, screened, further researched and assessed using appropriate criteria that relate to the type of purchase that is being carried out. This will involve reviewing suppliers’ motivation and capabilities, including their financial situation.

Module 6 - Obtaining & Selecting Offers

Purchasing & supply practice means knowing how to best obtain and select offers from suppliers. Depending on the type of purchase being made, different purchasing approaches and processes will be used (ranging from simple informal contacts to formal tendering). The method of evaluating offers will also vary depending on what is being bought.

This program is aimed specifically at staff responsible for managing purchasing and supply chain operations in enterprises. It responds to enterprises’ rapidly growing need to develop skills in Supply Chain Management, a key area for competitiveness and export performance.

This certificate sets high standards for your career and organization by helping you pioneer new supply chain strategies or cross over into an entirely new industry. It proves you have what it takes to lead your organization through the twists and turns of the global economy, using your cross-functional skills to realize success in all supply chain activities.


To qualify for above professional qualifications, you must have a university degree and proficiency in English and at least six months of working experience in purchasing & supply chain. Fresh college graduates, who wish to make career in Supply Chain Management are welcome to contact ISCM office.


Duration of the course is 6 months.


Examinations will be conducted 4-6 times a year as per the International schedule declared by ITC. Examinations (Online) will be of 2 hours duration per module and one can appear 3 module exams per day. These exams will be conducted in all major cities of India. International Certificate will be awarded by ITC on successful completion of requirements.

Study Material:

The MLS-SCM materials consists of a Course book and a Workbook for each module covering all key aspects of purchasing and supply chain management in a practical and structured manner. 

Training Methodology





ISCM has specially trained faculty and recognized by ITC to undertake and conduct the training in MLS modules. Color course books developed by ITC will be supplied to the students. The students can interact with faculty by e-mail or during contact classes arranged at ISCM. 

We will offer 24 weekend class of 3 hours each in six months.





Getting Started

Step 1: Join ISCM as a member. It cost Rs.1000 per year for all necessary support and guidance.

Step 2: Order study material for International Certificate in Supply Chain Management. The material cost is Rs.9, 999.  

Step 3: Prepare for exam through class room teaching.  

Step 4: Register for exam by sending the exam registration form at least 30 days before scheduled exam.

Program Fees

Rs 50,000/- which will include ISCM membership fees, study material, exam fees (one attempt only), and online training cost for all 6 modules.

For Further details please contact:

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