Certified Supply Chain Leader (CSCL)

The only transformational leadership program for senior supply chain professionals

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The Certified Supply Chain Leader (CSCL) from ISCM is the only program for senior management professionals to gain insights as to how to restructure supply chains in a dynamic and uncertain business ecosystem. CSCL helps with the knowledge and frameworks to evaluate the trade landscape, geography of business, risk and resilience, disruptions around the world, to evolve aligned, technology-enabled, strategic frameworks. The program is built on future practices required to deal with black swan events as well as political turmoil, environment challenges, natural disasters on one hand and use of technology on the other hand Supply Chain optimization, Planning and Strategy. Each session will built on knowledge skills built in the earlier sessions. Upon completion, the participants will have learned how to plan for a future that is not like the past, what the costs of such a future might be, and how to make informed decisions on how best to address the uncertainties that might present themselves in the future.


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Program Duration

  • Nine 90-minute, bi weekly sessions taking place each Wednesday from 07:00 PM (IST) to 08:30 PM (IST) and Saturday from 06:00 PM (IST) to 07:30 PM (IST)


  • All who complete the program and pass the exam will be awarded Certified Supply Chain Leader credential.


  • Peer learning, case studies, Scenario building, and live examples from a cross section of industries.

Course Structure

We start with Identifying the challenges to Strategic Sourcing, understand the source to pay process, and where and how procurement should occur and issues of strategic fit, and a framework for deciding where to procure, in terms of geographical location and with respect to firm boundaries

Provides a grounding on basic statistical concepts that will help a procurement professional, that will help you analyze your data.

Will focus on the recent changes in the supply management and how those changes have impacted the role of supplier price and cost analysis, understanding Total Cost of Ownership and Cost to Serve, and how it affects the procurement decision

This session will cover how to determine Categories, principles of Category Management, how to Measure Category Performance, Category Management Strategies and Tactics Pricing, Assortment, Risk Management, & Promotion

One of the important decisions in Procurement is selecting the right supplier. Beginning with how to evaluate suppliers, using a very simple evaluation tool, we will develop frameworks for defining KPIs, supplier assessment, and management.

Starting with understanding the challenges in managing a global supply base, we will explore the drivers for global sourcing, and the strategic implications of Global Sourcing

In this session we will look at developing simple frameworks to assess the risks in our supply base, common metrics for measuring risk and develop a framework for categorizing risk and identifying how to build resilience in supply base.

focuses on effective supply planning strategies for companies that operate globally, with an emphasis on how to predict future requirements for raw materials, components, etc. to help balance supply and demand.

Logistics is an inherent part of sourcing. We will look at strategies that will reduce lead time and cost by intelligent design of logistics networks, and how to manage the logistics process.

In this final session we will look at some of the major challenges in sourcing – mapping, visibility into deep tiers, and using data to understand the procurement bottlenecks. We will also examine the related issues of ethics and sustainability in sourcing and how emerging technology can help us deliver a better procurement experience.

Fees & Registration

Indian participants

INR 88500 Inclusive of GST, for Indian participants. Scan QR code for payment

International Participants


USD 3000/- for International Participant



Avinash Shukla Nestle

The Certified Strategic Procurement Professional program has broadened my view on how the same issues are resolved in unique ways in other industries. There was some takeaways from every class - from understanding the strategic challenges to building resilience.

Neelkantha Deo Manager, Jindal Steel

This program puts procurement management in the right framework. It helps you understand the procurement ecosystem and identify the value enablers, going beyond cost control. The case methodology enriched the learning experience.

Vivek Shukla National Manager - Indirect Procurement, Hindustan Coca Cola Pvt. Ltd.

CSPP is a very well structured program. I particularly liked the cases studies and the interactions between the faculty and all the participants. The professors were excellent and covered a large variety of topics and shared useful insights to efficiently manage procurement.

Certified Strategic Procurement Professional

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The Certified Supply Chain Leader (CSCL) is a program designed in India that enables senior supply chain professionals to step back, re-valuate their supply chain strategy, and develop the necessary capabilities for the next normal. CSCL helps with the knowledge and frameworks to evaluate the trade landscape, geography of business, risk and resilience, disruptions around the world, to evolve aligned, technology enabled, strategic frameworks.

The CSCL certification will help you:

  • More than the certification, CSCL will alter your thinking paradigm about supply chain, giving you the ability to re-design your supply chain for a new normal.
  • Help you craft the organizational structure for meeting the challenges of tomorrow
  • Gain an understanding of the mega trends in Logistics and Supply Chain and prepare yourself for it
  • Give you an insight into the geography of demand, supply and production and its impact on your supply chain strategy, and help you plan your supply chain.  
  • Learn from your peers on how different sectors are navigating the new normal.

CSCL was built on developing future practices required to deal with black swan events as well as political turmoil, environment challenges, and natural disasters. Starting from an assessment of the current state of supply chains – the Resolve phase, the cohort evaluates the Resilience Phase, where they will transform their business continuity plans from the normative to deterministic to probabilistic models. In the Return Phase, the focus is on ensuring business continuity and the implications of these actions on the supply chain and logistics. In the final Re-Imagine Phase – they will focus on rethinking how supply chain Planning needs to be structured to enable it to respond to black swan events like the pandemic, and create a whole new supply chain strategy for the organization based on Visibility, Alignment, and Resilience.

CSCL is the only program the focuses on:

  • Understanding the geo-political and economic under pinning’s of supply chain.
  • Link supply chain management with the corporate strategy
  • Explores the changing dynamics of the geography of production, supply and demand
  •  Helps you redesign frameworks for supply chain planning and management during disruptions like pandemics, natural disasters, geo-political developments and the like.
  • Helps you drive value, alignment and sustainability  
  • Explore the dynamics caused by emerging push to digitalization and other technologies
  • Taught by the best minds from academia and industry. 

The program is for management professionals involved in creating, optimizing, or redesigning a supply chain. The participants will be senior supply chain, planning, and procurement professionals. 

It is preferable that candidates for CSCL should have 10 years of relevant experience in planning, logistics, supply chain, sourcing, analytics, distribution, manufacturing, finance, new product development, or IT.  

Yes. CSCL has two types of evaluation – a continuous evaluation by the faculty as the session progress and a final written evaluation.

The evaluation will be continuous in the class room. The final evaluation is on-line.

CSCL is for senior professionals – the evaluation reflects that. The evaluation consists of situation analysis, scenario building, and interpreting supply chain analytics for strategic decision making.

No. There are participants who have not opted for the evaluation. But we would urge you to take it, as it provides a proof of your success.

Under exceptional circumstances, we will re-schedule exams for those who are unable to give the exams on the date announced. This will be at the discretion of ISCM.

As an employer, CSCL will help you:

  • CSCL will help prepare your team for new responsibilities and challenges, by gaining new knowledge and different perspectives.
  • Will help your senior professionals improve their, and more important, their team performance
  • CSCL will help the professionals make a business impact immediately, giving the organization both short term and long term benefit
  • Hone the knowledge of your senior team to understand the emerging supply chain landscape
  • Derive the benefits of a team that is focused on value creation, vertically and horizontally aligned, and customer focused 

If you are a corporate, and you have a team of professionals, you can opt for an in company training. This will enable you to modify the curriculum to suit your industry. You can opt for an in class or virtual program.

Once you qualify, you can add the credential of CSCL as your credential.