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OceanBonfire

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Supply Chain Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces sign agreement, enabling Logistics Officers with CAF Training a fast-track to SCMP Designation

Borden, Ontario, November 26, 2019

In a ceremony today at Canadian Forces Base Borden, Supply Chain Canada™ and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) signed a memorandum of understanding through which CAF Logistics Officers who have completed Supply Officer training gain advanced standing toward the Supply Chain Management Professional™ (SCMP™) designation, Canada’s most sought-after designation for those entering the profession and advancing within it.

"Logistics Officers must prepare intellectually and professionally to meet the challenges of a complex and evolving defence supply chain,” said Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Bennett, Commander of the Canadian Forces Logistics Training Centre. “Practical experience has shown over and over that military training alone is not enough. This memorandum of understanding acknowledges Supply Officer training qualifications towards advanced standing in the SCMP Designation. This recognizes the training and practical experience many Supply Officers possess, while allowing professional development opportunities to enhance knowledge in supply chain management.”

Supply Chain Canada’s SCMP Designation Program™ comprises multi-module, multi-workshop coursework, the intensive 4-day SCMP Leadership Residency™, and the case-based SCMP National Exam™. Through the new agreement, CAF Logistics Officers who have completed Supply Officer training are immediately exempt from 50 percent of the SCMP Designation Program coursework.

“Canada’s future economic success will be strengthened by recognizing that our Canadian soldiers receive world-class education and training during their military careers and are highly skilled in supply chain areas such as logistics,” said Christian Buhagiar, President and CEO of Supply Chain Canada.

“Fast-tracking Logistics Officers through our new pathway into the SCMP Designation will help to transition our soldiers more quickly and seamlessly into valuable, in-demand civilian roles in supply chain. This is good for our soldiers and veterans. This is good for business. This is good for Canada,” said Buhagiar.

https://www.supplychaincanada.com/news/supply-chain-canada-and-canadian-armed-forces-announcement-2019-11-26
 

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This is interesting on a couple levels. 

1) Log Os are about too or are now going through a trade review.  My hopes is that Naval Log Os stop being a jack of all trades and masters of none; and start actually gaining some footing and strong knowledge of one of the disciplines that makes up Naval Log.  Ships can do with out this need to try and have them know a little about everything and rely on their section heads and Chief to advise.

2) If you look at the jobs section of the website the vast majority are directly relateable  to the Snr NCM Supply job in the CAF.  And the NCMs of the Material Management Techs are not represented here. 
 

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And predictably, in a few years, we will be short of Log Os, as we pay to train and educate the next wave of civilian supply managers...at our expense
 

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PPCLI Guy said:
And predictably, in a few years, we will be short of Log Os, as we pay to train and educate the next wave of civilian supply managers...at our expense

We'll just have to jack up Infantry Phase 3 in Gagetown a bit... :D :nana:
 

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by recognizing that our Canadian soldiers receive world-class education and training during their military careers

They obviously didn't take a very hard look at CFLTC. I suspect this is a deal they've cut to try and boost their own brand power by having an association with the CAF and having a bigger membership.

PPCLI Guy said:
And predictably, in a few years, we will be short of Log Os, as we pay to train and educate the next wave of civilian supply managers...at our expense

I had never heard of this designation (there seems to be so many nowadays...) so I did a quick search on Indeed and it doesn't seem like this designation yields a whole lot of financial benefits, certainly doesn't seem to stack up to the financial benefits of even a Captain-for-life.

In any case, I'm dead against the idea that we shouldn't encourage our people towards good things in order to retain them for lack of being able to find anything better.
 
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