Key to the success of a supply management career is helping the professional remain “current” in best practices and
paradigms. The Center for Supply Management Research is proud to partner with the Operations and Supply Chain Management
curriculum at the Scott College of Business, which ensures student success by incorporating two certificate programs designed
for the entry-level candidate in supply management.
Green Belt Certification in Lean Six Sigma
Variance reduction techniques are at the heart of business process improvement (BPI). Six-sigma expertise is considered as an
asset for resources working on continuous improvement, and such expertise finds use in all facets of business, ranging from
quality improvement in manufacturing to resource allocation to supplier management. The Operations and Supply Chain Management
curriculum at Indiana State University is proud to offer a Green belt certificate to eligible candidates who pursue a successful
six-sigma project with a business problem as part of the Business Process Improvement course (OSCM 445 + 445L) taught within
OSCM 445 and 445L Course covers a variety of tools and techniques used for understanding, analyzing, and improving work processes
and environments. Heavy emphasis is on Lean principles and the Six Sigma body of knowledge. Students who successfully complete
this course will satisfy the body of knowledge requirement for a Six Sigma “Green Belt” certification. The experiential component
involves a significant real-world Six Sigma project selected and carried out by the student over a full semester. Students who
successfully complete this course will satisfy the business application requirement for a Six Sigma “Green Belt” certification.
SAP Student Recognition Certification
In a global world marred by disruptions, technology binds companies together. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
is central to this endeavor in providing business intelligence in real-time to all actors in a global supply chain.
Headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, with locations in more than 130 countries, SAP AG is the world leader in enterprise
software and software-related services. The Operations and Supply Chain Management curriculum at Indiana State University
is proud to bring the power of SAP to our students through the SAP University Alliances (UA).
SAP University Alliances exposes students to leading SAP technologies and experts through networking and educational activities,
social media and partner networking. The program reaches out to 1 million students worldwide, increasing their access to SAP
solutions, careers and opportunities.
SAP University Alliances has recently granted approval for the Scott College of Business to offer the SAP Student Recognition
Award for ISU students who have completed a program of study with significant coverage of SAP. The Scott College of Business
faculty is currently addressing this approval to create a course charter for successful SAP coverage. Currently, SAP is taught
as set of two courses in the Operations and Supply Chain program (OSCM 475 I and II). Other business courses (accounting, information
systems, forecasting, global supply chain management, etc.) are in the process of integrating SAP modules into their respective
The Center will release a news article once all information is finalized. Tune in shortly for more information.