This site depends on JavaScript to run. Please enable it or upgrade to a modern browser that supports it.

Our site is currently undergoing maintenance but will be back shortly. Thank you for your patience.


Supply Chain Planning Certificate

What is the Supply Chain Planning Certificate?

The Supply Chain Planning Certificate Program teaches you the fundamentals of supply chain planning with a focus on synchronized planning

Synchronized planning is a cross functional approach to planning that engages multiple functional stakeholders working together to align their plans and strategies to create a cohesive and integrated plan that supports your organization goals and objectives.

The Supply Chain Planning Certificate enables you to:

  • Understand the flow of planning from business plan to execution
  • Link business strategy to company plans
  • Contribute to production and control activities
  • Interpret and manage the master production schedule
  • Interpret and manage the material requirements plan
  • Determine order and reorder points
  • Create a channel tree design for a distribution system
  • Identify technologies to support synchronous planning

Top reasons to get the supply planning certificate

Career Advancement

Career Advancement

Stand out in a competitive job market with a digital badge proving competence in a critical supply chain function.



Make this self-paced certificate work for your schedule and enjoy lifetime access to course materials.



Gain education from ASCM, the gold standard in supply chain education, training, and development.

What’s covered in course

The Supply Chain Planning Certificate provides you with the technical knowledge and strategies to use synchronized planning for effective end-product production. A brief overview of the key items you will learn in the course include:

  • What is Synchronized Planning?
  • Strategic Planning – Business Planning
  • Strategic Planning – Demand Planning and S&OP
  • Tactical Planning- Master Scheduling/MRP
  • Operations Execution-Purchasing and Production Activity Control, APS
  • Distribution and Logistics Planning

View Course Table of Contents

How does the Planning Certificate program work?

The Planning Certificate’s course is a self-paced online program that includes:

  • 20 hours of education
  • Flashcards, video clips and practice questions to help cultivate a stronger understanding of each topic
  • A comprehensive final exam

After passing the exam, receive a certificate and digital badge that you can display on your LinkedIn profile and within your email signature. Additionally, earn 20 certification maintenance points upon program completion.

Get Started

Please note: ASCM members have lifetime access to their badges; nonmembers can access badges for one year. All learners have lifetime access to their certificates.

supply chain synchronized planning

Use of Cookies

We use cookies to personalize our website’s content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services. You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website.