The Supplier Relationship Management Program

Credential Earned: P.Log.

Specialization: Supplier Relationship Management

While global business continues to become more complex due to big data, predictive analytics, increased security requirements and global management needs, 21st century supply chains need to be resilient, robust, and people-centric.

Specialized competencies are required to meet these ever-changing demands.

The 21st Century supply chain logistics professional must develop robust decision-making competencies to engage in globally competitive business eco-systems. Value is redefined, forcing us to:

  • Shift from linear thinking about supply chains and logistics [process flows from supplier to end-user customer] to focus on complex, dynamic and connected value webs;
  • Shift from value based on the production of goods and services to value based on knowledge exchange that drives pro-active production of goods and services; and
  • Shift from transactions as the primary business goal to creating knowledge-sharing networks as the primary business goal, based on the insights gained from big data and predictive analytics.

Supplier Relationship Management [SRM] is the discipline of strategically planning for, and managing, all interactions with third-party organizations that supply goods or services to an organization. Emphasis is on managing relationships, and not on managing suppliers, to maximize the value of those interactions.

This program draws from the most current approaches, going beyond traditional procurement and purchasing to include relationship dynamics, psychology and analytics.

The content provides various tools and techniques to managing supplier relations, as well as strategies to maximize your influence and leadership. It further looks at Supply Chain Logistics Ecosystems in terms of Competitive Advantage and Value Creation, exploring the dynamics that contribute to a company’s competitive advantage.

Experience Level (in or aspiring for): Directors, Senior Managers, Managers, Senior Supervisors, Supervisors

  • A minimum of 5 years overall business experience is required at the time of completion and certification (experience acquired while taking the program will be accepted).
  • This is an online self-directed program, and consists of two parts: (1) Supplier Relationship Management and (2) Supply Chain Leadership
  • The certification process must be completed within fifteen months (can be achieved earlier as well).
  • There are no pre-requisites for enrolling in this program.
  • Program Start Date: on registration.


This program has two components:

PART 1: Supplier Relationship Management

SRM is a competency-based program designed and developed by Accelor Training, a Toronto-based company, and delivered through the Logistics Institute as one of several specialized supply chain topics.

There are 12 mini-modules in this section. You have 60 days to complete them, with a total time commitment of approximately 30 hours. You will be working at your own pace during the time provided.

PART 2: Supply Chain Leadership

This section has three modules, with 30 – 45 days to complete each of them. Your time commitment during this period is 4-6 hours per week.


  • You can register in the full program or a monthly payment plan.
  • An official tax receipt will be issued for income tax purposes for the program fees paid, as allowed by the CRA.

$5,625 + tax

One-Time Program Fee

$1175 + Tax

Billed Monthly for 5 Months

P.Log Designation

By successfully completing this program, you will earn the P.Log Designation.

The P.Log designation is owned and maintained by the Logistics Community of Interest under the stewardship of the Logistics Institute. The P.Log designation is a registered trademark of the Logistics Institute.

The P.Log™ designation belongs to the Logistics Institute as a trademarked asset. P.Log™ professionals are members of the Logistics Institute. Earning the P.Log™ designation entails the successful completion of a certification program designed to meet the certification requirements set by the Professional Review Board of the Logistics Institute. All program content is developed and owned by The Logistics Institute, wholly or in partnership with industry experts.

The P.Log designation must be renewed on an annual basis for continued use of the trademark. The professional year runs from November 1 – October 31. 

Annual Professional Fee$495.00