SC Certification Program
Supply Chain Resilience

Online, Self-Directed

Credential Earned: SC-R Designation

By completing this program, participants will earn the SC-R [Supply Chain Resilience] designation.

Earning the SC-R designation prepares you for the 21st Century as a professionally competent resilience strategist.

SC Certification Programs: Strategic Leadership in the 21st Century

The Supply Chain [SC] Certification Program is a series of professional designations in specialized areas that will equip supply chain logistics professionals with the competencies required to implement a resilient supply chain strategy while discovering new opportunities to succeed in the face of constant challenge, change and opportunity.

To enhance the competencies of logistics practitioners and professionals in meeting the challenges of 21st Century global supply chains, the Logistics Institute developed a new certification program specifically focused on risk and resilience. Based on the work of the Supply Chain Risk Management [SCRM] Consortium and in partnership with their key founders, the Institute now delivers this self-directed online program to Identify-Assess-Mitigate-Manage risk in support of resilient global supply chains.

The second program in our series of SC programs is the Supply Chain Resilience Program.

This program provides knowledge and tools to guide you through understanding the choices available to your organization to manage supply chain risk and enhance the resiliency required for long term sustainability and profitability.

Building Resilient Global Supply Chains:

  • Do you understand the differences between robust and resilient supply chain strategies?
  • How do you identify and plan for internal risks in your company along complex global supply chains?
  • Do you know how to handle unexpected external risks? Disruptions? Catastrophes?
  • What are your company recovery plans?
  • Do your plans focus only on organizational and business issues or do they extend to the realities of social, economic, environmental and personal factors?

Supply chain risk is increasing globally. The financial impact of supply chain disruptions can be devastating and are often not understood until it is too late. Supply chain strategies driven primarily by cost management and delivery improvements are no longer comprehensive enough to ensure competitive success.

Supply Chain Resilience is increasingly a competitive differentiator. Supply Chain Resilience is the capability and capacity of a supply chain network collectively/holistically, and of individual participants in that network individually, to “bounce back” from the impact of a risk event, quickly, cost-effectively, and in line with the overall value proposition.

Program Content

This program is structured in three levels.

Participants completing this program will earn the SC-R professional designation granted by the Logistics Institute.
Participants will also receive a certificate of completion from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.


Fees are discounted for active P.Log, LS, SC-SRM and P.A.In designates. You must be logged in to receive the discounted fee.

As allowed by the CRA, an official tax receipt will be issued for income tax purposes for the program fees.

Subject Matter Experts

lrvine Varkonyi

Irvin Varkonyi, CSCP, PLog, is President of Supply Chain Operations Preparedness Education (SCOPE), a firm offering training and consulting in organizational preparedness for private and public sector organizations. SCOPE seeks to add value to organizations through training human capital and improving their ability to focus on the urgency of organizational balance by optimizing operational performance and minimizing organizational vulnerability.

Mr. Varkonyi is a certified instructor with the DC Metro chapter of APICS, teaching their Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) program. Mr. Varkonyi’s career has encompassed the global transportation and logistics system working with global carriers and Third Party Logistics. That experience and the consequences of catastrophes that disrupted the United States and global economies became the basis to advise clients and his students on navigating a volatile world.

Mr. Varkonyi holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a B.A. in International Relations and Economics from Clark University. He is President of the DC Chapter of the National Defense Transportation Association.

Irvin Varkonyi


Gregory L. Schlegel
CPIM, CSP, Jonah

Greg is presently VP/Principal for Shertrack LLC. He has been a supply chain executive for over 30 years with several Fortune 100 companies and spent seven years as an IBM supply chain Executive Consultant. He has presented papers on and has managed consulting engagements in supply chain management, Risk Management, Lean/Six Sigma and Theory of Constraints throughout the US and around the globe. Greg was APICS’ 1997 International Society President. He is well published, a frequent speaker at conferences, seminars, webinars and dinner meetings. Greg speaks over 20 times per year and has authored over 100 articles in major supply chain magazines and journals. He has been a member of the APICS Strategic Direction Committee, has been on the Editorial Board for DC Velocity magazine, has been an IBF forecasting certification instructor, he has taught operations management at the University of Scranton and has been guest lecturer at ASU, St. Johns University and Rutgers University. Greg is presently a member of the Business Analytics Roundtable for Villanova University, he has been a member of the Board of Advisors for Rutgers University’s Supply Chain Undergraduate Program and he is Executive in Residence for Lehigh University’s Center for Value Chain Research. Greg has been teaching graduate level supply chain risk management at Lehigh University and has been facilitating Supply Chain Risk Management public workshops and the new APICS supported Risk CERTIFICATE workshops around the globe for over three years. He is founder of “The Supply Chain Risk Management Consortium”—a group of (13) companies providing education, assessment tools and consulting services in support of supply chain risk management projects and enterprise-wide journeys. He has also been teaching classic financial ERM, Enterprise-wide Risk Management at Villanova, within their Executive MBA program. He and Dr Robert Trent, Department Chair for Supply Chain Management at Lehigh have published a new book—”Supply Chain Risk Management: An Emerging Discipline.” Greg is certified CPIM, CSP in systems and a Theory of Constraints certified Jonah. He holds a B.S. in Operations Research and Computer Science from Penn State University and did his graduate work at Lake Forest College.

Gregory L. Schlegel

CPIM, CSP, Jonah

SC-R Designation

All professional designations are owned and maintained by the Logistics Community of Interest under the stewardship of the Logistics Institute. Professional designations are registered trademarks of the Logistics Institute.

The SC-R™ designation belongs to the Logistics Institute as a trademarked asset. SC-R™ professionals are members of the Logistics Institute. Earning the SC-R™ designation entails successful completion of the Supply Chain Resilience program, which is designed to meet the certification requirements set by the Professional Review Board of the Logistics Institute. All program content is developed by partners, who own and deliver that content under license to the Logistics Institute.

Participants completing the Supply Chain Resilience program will also receive a certificate of completion from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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

General$ 165.00
P.Log MembersAuto-Renewed with P.Log Renewal

The Logistics Institute has the mandate to foster business, trade and economic developments between and among supply chain logistics professionals to sustain global trade built on an even playing field, led by competent and ethical certified professionals, based on the fundamental conviction that global trade can only be sustained at the human level by practitioners and professionals who are capable of building trust.