As a leading Institute in supply chain qualifications, we find that individuals will gladly enroll onto a qualification or training course without question; yet when it comes to membership we often find people asking “why should I become a member?”, “What’s in it for me?” and “How will it benefit my career?”
All valid questions. At the end of a qualification or training course there is typically a tangible object gained by the individual – a certificate can be framed and hung with pride and proof that they have invested in themselves and their career.
After speaking with many professionals looking to enhance their career prospects it seems that whilst the word membership is banded about as a way to increase opportunities, very few organisations actually fulfill the benefits expected of such a status.
Aside from the letters neatly displayed after your name, what does membership really offer? Or more to the point what SHOULD it offer?
Support. Advice. Guidance. Knowledge. Value.
The list goes on…
Becoming a member of the Institute of Supply Chain Management provides individuals looking to begin their supply chain career, professionals already working in the industry and organisations with supply chain operations with exclusive access to a range of services to support professional development and promote high standards across all sectors of supply chain management.
We offer membership at varying levels and award these levels based on specific criteria including experience and expertise to assert your status within the supply chain sector. With the key objective of adding value, an IoSCM membership comes with:
Careers centre access – Exclusive access to a range of career resources including CV templates, interview guidance and live job vacancies
Member directory – Build your network of contacts within the sector through access to our member directory and create your own profile for other members to see
Networking with other members – Gain advice from other members and share your experiences through our member forums and topical groups
E-magazine – Receive our regular e-magazine direct to your inbox with all of the latest sector news and professional development advice
Resource Library – Access our library of useful resources including videos and blogs on supply chain issues
IoSCM membership is held in high regard and acts as a mark of commitment to excellence in your personal and professional development within the industry.
Furthermore, we pride ourselves on answering questions about the benefit of membership, as our answer gives a clear understanding of the full service one can expect from IoSCM in return for their membership fee.
Find out how you can become a member of the IoSCM at firstname.lastname@example.org