A professional designation is a public statement of the personal competence of the individual who earns it. It is the public statement of corporate capacity to succeed built on employee competence. The Logistics Institute offers three certification programs in logistics and supply chain management targeted to professionals in the industry.
(PROFESSIONAL LOGISTICIAN) is the internationally recognized professional credential earned by logistics practitioners to certify their competence as global supply chain leaders. The P.Log is a leader who initiates change throughout the organization to meet and manage customer requirements through flexible and efficient global supply chains in both B2B and B2C businesses. The P.Log is the key to a company’s bench strength in globally competitive markets; the P.Log is a logistics careerist committed to lifelong learning in the service of sustainable business developments.
The P.Log is the leading certification in Logistics and Supply Chain Management with over twenty years of education training to stand behind it. Earning and maintaining the P.Log. is an independent confirmation of your professional ability in the global field of supply chain and logistics management.
It will allow you to make a greater impact and influence in your company’s decision making process and planning while increasing your personal value to your organization and to the market place.
Certification policies to earn the P.Log professional designation are governed by professional members of the Logistics Institute exercised through the Professional Review Board and implemented by the Logistics Institute. To earn the P.Log, practitioners must:
- Successfully complete one of the certification programs delivered by and/or through the Logistics Institute
- Have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in Canada and/or globally
By earning the P.Log, one becomes a member of the “logistics professional community of interest”. To retain the P.Log designation, members of this professional community of interest must:
- Maintain professional competence through a commitment to life-long learning, reporting annually to the Logistics Institute on courses, programs, and other activities engaged in during the membership year;
- Renew membership in the Logistics Institute by paying annual fees as determined by the board of directors.
The Logistics Institute delivers two primary types of P.Log Certification Programs:
Process Management Program: consisting of 6 modules, 3 are delivered asynchronously online, that is, self-directed and accessible 24/7; 3 are delivered synchronously online, that is, involving scheduled sessions conducted online and the International Qualifier Module (Q)
Leadership Program: consisting of 6 days in residence focusing on strategic issues in global trade and supply chain management and the International Qualifier Module (Q)
The “P.Log.” designation is earned in all instances; no one is awarded” the P.Log designation as an honorific.
The Process Management Program:
- Has no entry requirements
- Has no pre-requisite structure: modules can be taken in any order
- Has an exit requirement – Q, which is completed after all other modules are finished.
The Leadership Program:
- Has an entry requirement – successful completion of Q prior to Program start;
- Has a strict program structure;
- Has an exit requirement in the form of a team presentation of a case analysis on the final day.
P.Log Professional Status is about certification
- Emphasis on competency development: Knowledge, Skills, Aptitude (KSAs)
- Competence involves the ability to apply and implement, and not just the ability to know
- Education credentials indicate what one knows; a professional designation states what one can do, built on what one knows;
- One earns a degree once, and becomes a graduate; one renews professional status annually, as a commitment to a career; and
- To earn a degree one takes tests to measure acquisition of knowledge and awareness of information; to earn and keep professional status one practices the profession
Personal Development – Leadership
- Problem solving & solution implementation
- Team and group dynamics
- Initiating, leading, managing change
- Ethics and values
Business Development – Supply Chain Logistics
- Integrated logistics networks
- Logistics process diagnostics
- SCL strategies
- Inter-organizational network relations
The Business Value of the P.Log. Designation
- Deliver critical input and influence to your corporate decision-making process
- Plan and implement logistics strategies at the highest levels of your company
- Develop the leadership abilities to react and respond to the rapid changes in business conditions
- Increase earning potential, career opportunities and your personal corporate mobility
How to Earn the P.Log Designation
Depending on where you are in your career and what the company needs to succeed, you have different options to earn the P.Log designation.
An intensive six-day program designed for senior supply chain, logistics and international trade practitioners. The in-residence setting allows for interactive, facilitated sessions that focus on the issues and challenges that affect a company’s strategic decision-making process. The Program is a peer-to-peer experience, where participants talk to and work with peers to reach a common goal. The goal is to become a leader who proudly earns the P.Log designation.
Process Management Program:
Of the 6 modules in this Program, 3 are delivered asynchronously online, that is, self-directed and accessible 24/7; 3 are delivered synchronously online, that is, involving scheduled sessions conducted online. The Qualifier (Q) module is delivered asynchronously online as the capstone module.
P.Log: It’s About Certification, Not Graduation
There are only 3 things we need to succeed: strategy, process and people. Strategy can be summed up with the question: Where do we want to go? Process is the question: How are we going to get there? The “people question” is: Who’s driving the bus?
Combining all 3 success factors we focus on issues of “capacitation”, that is, do we, as a company or as an individual, have the capacity to deliver on our own value propositions with any level of success?
Capacitation involves many things: infrastructure being the most obvious. If you don’t have the infrastructure to handle the export volumes from China, for example, then you cannot be a player in that global logistics trade market. But it takes more than infrastructure to succeed. The real driver of success is having the right people with the right skills in the right jobs doing the right things to develop and sustain success.