LINCS (Leveraging, Integrating, Networking, Coordinating Supplies) is a national supply chain management education and certification program funded by a $24.5 million U.S. Department of Labor TAACCCT grant.
The program is administered by a consortium of colleges and universities led by a national team from Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is the official LINCS industry partner and certifying body for the certifications.
The LINCS mission is to develop a set of eight supply chain management (SCM) certifications that will increase the skill level of adults desiring employment.
By providing education and certifications, LINCS will strengthen skills for adults who are unemployed, under-employed, veterans, and workers at risk of displacement.
The program also benefits employers in industry by closing a skills gap between firms’ need for SCM skills and currently available skills. LINCS education and certification for specific SCM skill sets is a pathway to entry and mid-level jobs in demand. The consortium delivering the program consists of academics, SCM educators and SCM subject matter experts.
LINCS works with community outreach groups to ensure that target populations are made aware of the program and opportunities. In addition, LINCS will partner with employers to enhance the value of the LINCS program and its credentials.
The curriculum for these certification tracks include eight topics in Supply Chain Management:
- Supply Chain Management Principles
- Customer Service Operations
- Transportation Operations
- Warehousing Operations
- Supply Management and Procurement
- Inventory Management
- Demand Planning
- Manufacturing and Service Operations
For more information on industry certification, contact the Delgado Logistics Program.