Thursday, 22 April 2021

Announcement: Welcoming ASCM as a New Firebrand Partner!



We have a new partner! Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) is a global leader in supply chain organisational transformation, innovation and leadership. Read this blog to find out about ASCM and the courses Firebrand offer.

Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) is a global leader in supply chain organisational transformation, innovation and leadership, helping to connect companies across the globe with the most up-to-date supply chain innovations and technologies. 

ASCM are the world's largest non-profit association for supply chain with 47000+ members across 125+ countries.

The future of supply chain management is bright and the market is set to grow by 80% to 37 billion dollars by 2027, companies who fail to effectively manage their supply chains will quickly find they fall by the wayside.

Supply-chain is transforming at a phenomenal rate, new technologies such as artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles that were once considered implausible, are integral parts of successful supply chains. 

ASCM helps companies to stay ahead of the curve and keep pace with the rapidly moving industry, allowing them to secure competitive advantage and increase profit.

ASCM Courses with Firebrand


We are extremely proud to be able to offer the following ASCM certification courses, each one with its own APICS accredited examination:

  • ASCM Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
  • ASCM Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
  • ASCM Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD)

Read on for a closer look at each certification and how it could benefit you!

ASCM Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)


  • Duration: 6 days
  • Exam(s): CPIM Part 1 & CPIM Part 2

This course will give you the skills necessary to become an operations expert.

In just 6 days you’ll acquire a deep understanding of the following skills and how they apply across the extended supply chain:
  • Materials Management
  • Master Scheduling
  • Forecasting
  • Production Planning

Prerequisites: There are no formal prerequisites for this course.

ASCM Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)


  • Duration: 4 days
  • Exam: CSCP Exam

This course will give you the skills required to manage a global supply chain, managing suppliers, distributors, plants and customers located worldwide. You’ll be considered a recognised supply chain expert, and set yourself apart from the field.

In just 4 days you’ll become an expert on supply chain:
  • Design
  • Planning and execution
  • Improvement and best practices

Prerequisites:
  • 3 years of business experience
  • A bachelor’s degree or an international equivalent
  • An active CPIM, CFPIM, CIRM, SCOR-P, CPM, CPSM, CTL or CLTD certification

ASCM Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD)


  • Duration: 5 days
  • Exam: CLTD Exam

This course will give you a comprehensive understanding of how to streamline logistics, transportation and distribution for your organisation.

In just 5 days, you’ll be able to implement best practice approaches to increase logistic efficiencies and increase profits within your organisation, you’ll learn skills like:
  • Order management
  • Distribution inventory management
  • Warehouse management

Prerequisites:
  • 3 years of related business experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or the international equivalent
  • CTL, CSCP, CPIM, CFPIM, CIRM, SCOR-P, C.P.M., CSM or CPSM designations

Firebrand and ASCM


Firebrand is proud to be an official ASCM partner, this means you’ll have access to the following resources when you take one of our ASCM courses:
  • APICS official course materials and exams
  • Accommodation and meals (Residential courses only)
  • 12 hours teaching a day by APICS certified instructors
  • 24-hour lab access
Check out our course pages below!