Certifications

Whereas formal degrees are typically viewed as “order qualifiers,”  professional certifications are the “order winners” that can put you over the top of the competition for either promotions or new positions.   SCE has worked with thousands of professionals like yourself to prepare them to sit for key certification exams.   The main focus of our training is on exam preparation – in effect – how to be a good test-taker.
Key certification preparation include:  CPSM – Certified Professional in Supply Management, CPIM – Certified in Planning and Inventory Management and CLTD – Certified Professional in Logistics, Transporations and and Distribution.
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Procurement

Procurement, like latte or capuccino to simple coffee is now referred to as the in vogue:  Supply Management (SM).  SCE has designed key courses in Procurement/SM both as Masterclasses and professional development (P/D) courses to meet your educational needs.
Our Masterclasses include:   Value Added Procurement, Negotiation and SRM, Proactive Supply Chain Risk Management, Negotiating, Implementing and Managing Successful Contracts and Advanced Strategic Supply Chain Management.   Our P/D courses consist of:  Implementing Strategic Sourcing, Fundamentals of SRM, 21st Century Negotiations, Applications in Cost Modeling and Principles of Contracting.
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Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management (Orange photo) – below this word – show:  Supply Chain Management (SCM) is the broader concept and is defined as the forward flow of products/services, the backward flow of feedback in order to maximize profit.   With the start of the pandemic, SCM is now a household word.  SCE has designed key courses in SCM to address the key focus areas.
Our Masterclasses include:  Advanced Certificate in Optimizing Warehousing and Logistics and Basics of Supply Chain Management. Our P/D courses consist of:  Managing Risk in the Supply Chain, Applications in Demand and Forecasting,  Fundamentals of Inventory Management, How to Optimize Logistics and 21st Century Project Management.
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Meet the team

Patrick Woods

Founder

Patrick Woods is an international trainer and highly experienced senior executive who specializes in procurement, supply chain management and executive leadership training. Patrick has had the phenomenal opportunity to work with over 300 companies in the U.S., Asia, the Netherlands, the Middle East, Africa, India and Central America. Now, in a collaboration with Missouri State University, Patrick is conducting professional development trainings for key corporations, including Value Added Procurement, Negotiations and SRM, Proactive Supply Chain Risk Management and ACEA – Advanced Certificate for the Administrative Professional.

Lucrecia Farrier

Director of Business Development

Lucrecia Farrier works very closely with our Founder – Patrick Woods as his Executive Assistant coordinating his international masterclasses and travel. She is  also the liaison between Supply Chain Education and our sponsoring partner, Missouri State University. Additionally, she is involved with Business Development – with new accounts in both Costa Rica and the USA.

Richard Armott

Collaborator

Richard is the Director of BMTG (UK) Ltd and is the author of the ACEA® course.

In his career, Richard was an accomplished Managing Director, International Programme Director and Big 4 Management Consultant specialising in project/programme management, strategic business transformation and change management within the Financial Services, Utilities, Logistics and Infrastructure sectors.  Richard has lived and worked in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the USA.

Jeffrey Schmedeke

Collaborator

Jeffrey is the Founder of NextDev Worldwide and is a  globe-traveling professional with 25+ years of international client relationship development and strategic analysis across several business functions and industry sectors. He is recognized for high-level program development and execution as well as for professional presentations about global topics and trends.  

Our credibility – 3 is the charm

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Regarding CPSM

I just wanted to send a short note thanking you for spending Saturdays with me and the others in your first CPSM Bridge class last year as it was a huge part of how I passed the exam.

Ray – Manager, Planning and Purchasing
Boeing – USA

Regarding ACEA

I extremely admire Patrick Woods’ awesome-inspiring energy and creative mindset and inspirational stories.  Thank you so much for facilitating such a positive learning environment.  For being so creative-minded and inspirational stories.    Thank you so much for facilitating such a positive learning environment.  For being so creative and passionate about your teaching, subject and how you communicate ideas and unique live lessons with us.  For allowing us to question without judging and having a growth mindset with us.  You are a truly amazing mentor.

Executive Support Professional
WWF-Worldwide Fund for Nature – Vietnam

Regarding PSCRM

This is the most value added training I have had in my 19 years of working experience and I started putting to use what I learnt from Day 1.

Procurement Manager
West African Gas Pipeline Company – Nigeria

Regarding CPSM

Since you are so integrally involved with the “cause” C.P.S.M., I thought I would pass along my experience as a direct result of obtaining my certification. My engineering firm promptly increased my salary by $20,000/year and promoted me from assistant buyer to lead buyer. Pass that along to anyone that questions the value of certification.

Procurement Manager
CDI Engineering – USA

We’ve got the course for you!

CPSM

The CPSM is a globally recognized professional credential offered by ISM (Institute for Supply Management), the largest Supply Management (SM) association in the world as well as the most respected. 

Being certified as a CPSM means that the holder has achieved mastery of SM’s core competencies.  The certification’s program’s emphasis on the integration of the strategic Supply Chain, along with procurement and SM, prepares the practitioner to move beyond tactical thinking in order to generate strategic solutions and to evolve continually in the rapidly changing SM environment.  Since it’s inception in 2008 and major revision in 2018, there are approximately 15,000 CPSMs from 68 different countries.

CPIM

APICS, which is now part of the ASCM umbrella (www.ascm.org), offers their CPIM – Certified In Planning** and Inventory Management credential to supply chain professionals.  Since 1973, more than 100,000 SCM professionals have received this designation and is recognized worldwide as the measurement criterion for professional competence in manufacturing and control.   **In February 2021, this program was changed to reflect the current; end-to-end supply chain and although the Credential’s acronym will remain the same, changing the “P” in CPIM from Production to Planning better represents the program’s subject matter and content. The CPIM program provides a comprehensive body of knowledge, best practices and standards to allow Mi participants to better respond to supply disruptions, respond to demand variations and manage supply chain risk.

Procurement

All of SCE’s Procurement courses are based on both academic research as well as best practices utilized in Fortune 100/500 corporations from all over the world.   We cover the full spectrum of the key areas in Procurement (Supply Management).

Masterclasses:  16 hours of on-demand/E-Learning:

  • VAPNS – Value Added Procurement, Negotiation and SRM
  • PSCRM – Proactive Supply Chain Risk Management
  • NIMSC – Negotiating, Implementing and Managing Successful Contracts
  • ASSCM – Advanced Strategic Supply Chain Management

Professional Developmemt:  3-5 hours of on-demand/E-Learning: 

  • Implementing Strategic Sourcing
  • Fundamentals of SRM
  • 21st Century Negotiations
  • Applications in Cost Modeling
  • Principles of Contracting

Each course is followed up by an Assessment Exam and a certificate of completion – your choice of Missouri State University or SCE.

Supply Chain

All of SCE’s Supply Chain courses are based on both academic research as well as best practices utilized in Fortune 100/500 corporations from all over the world. We cover the full spectrum of the key areas in Supply Chain Management

Masterclass:  16 hours of on-demand/E-Learning:

  • ACOWL – Advanced Certificate in Optimizing Warehousing and  Logistics
  • BSCM –    Basics of Supply Chain Management
  • Coming 2023 – The Project Management Approach to Supply & Supply Chain Mgmt.

Professional Developmemt:  3-5 hours of on-demand/E-Learning: 

  • Managing Risk in the Supply Chain
  • Applications in Demand and Forecasting
  • Fundamentals of Inventory Management
  • How to Optimize Logistics
  • 21st Century Project Management

Each course is followed up by an Assessment Exam and a certificate of completion – your choice of Missouri State University or SCE.

Our courses include:

  •  SCE in partnership with BMTG, Ltd. trainings in the Learning Academy
  • Audio presentations featuring key educational points or CPSM/CPIM Alerts
  • Deep and rich textual materials
  • Applicable case studies
  • Unique approach to take both simulated exam questions (CPSM/CPIM)
  • Unique approach to take Assessment Exams 
  • Trackability of time spent in on-demand/E-Learning

Collaborative Partners

Missouri State University

International Leadership and Training Center

Based in Springfield, Missouri, USA endorses the SCE programs  as a professional university credits/certificates.  They provide high-quality, customized educational programs for business professionals and their work with SCE is in the Supply Chain field, focusing on major corporations in the USA, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

BMTG

Business Management Training Group

Based in Scotland, UK is the creator of ACEA  – Advanced Certificate for the Executive Assistant® (info noted below) as well as offers courses in Business Development and Project Management as well as Specialized Masterclasses and Management Consulting.   Patrick Woods is one of the ACEA® trainers as well as has presented BMTG courses in Procurement, Suppy Chain and Logistics.  SCE is also offering all of its courses through the BMTG Academy which allows the participant to do their education and training all on-demand/E-Learning with tracking metrics.

iLead

 

iLead is a Swiss-based institute which houses visionary experts in the field of training and consulting from all around the world. They specialize in providing authentic and customized training solutions for specific industries and business sectors. Their founders and team of managers possess the highest level of international education and training in renowned institutes in Switzerland, the United States, Europe and The Middle East. Patrick Woods conducts Masteclasses for iLead in the Middle East.

Zenith Business Excellence

 

Zenith Business Excellence is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has more than 20 years of collective experience in training and event management, and understands the power of knowledge and training. They have had the privilege of witnessing first-hand how lives are changed when this power is harnessed effectively through empowerment, creativity and productivity with a focus on events in Malaysia and other parts of Asia.   Patrick Woods conducts Masteclasses for Zenith in Malaysia.

AMCHAM

American Chamber of Commerce/Costa Rica

American Chamber of Commerce/Costa Rica based  in San Jose, Costa Rica.  AMCHAM is part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has 133 organizations located and focused on key parts of the world.  SCE with it headquarters in Costa Rica is a member of AMCHAM-CR and has conducted key training programs in collaboration with this great organization.  For 2023 and beyond, SCE and AMCHAM-CR will be colloborating on key programs.

Advanced Certificate for the Executive Assistant

The Advanced Certificate for the Executive Assistant: ACEA®

The Ground-breaking, Globally Recognised, Certification for the Modern-Day Executive Assistant

The role of the Executive Assistant is on a journey and the responsibilities of this highly demanding and visible role continue to grow exponentially.

This unique executive led program equips current and aspiring Executive Assistants with the skills and knowledge they need to excel.

ACEA® is available as an intensive 5-day classroom course or remotely, via highly interactive and engaging, instructor led, live online class sessions.

We are trusted by more than 300 major companies, including:

We have helped students around the world in professional development.

Get in contact with us

We will be more than glad to tell you more about our educational offering, as well as answering any questions you may have.

You can contact Patrick directly at +1-214-301-0543 or you can send an email to patwoods@supplychaineducation.com