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Supply Chain Professional Levels

Supply Chain Management level infographic reflecting 3 levels explained below

The VA Supply Chain Management (SCM) School was established to educate and train VA’s supply chain and logistics workforce.  The school provides the core courses which address the general and technical competencies, VA specific functional areas and core activities of VA logistics professionals.  Three levels of technical expertise will provide a full range of logistics and supervisory support and capabilities across all levels throughout the VA.

The following Professional levels are designed to effectively develop VA supply chain professionals as they move from one level to the next level of responsibility.  Expand the corresponding Professional level below to find out more!

Supply Chain Professional Level I

Educated and trained logistics workforce that can provide logistics support and capabilities at a facility, organizational, and entity level.  Possesses a basic understanding of the general rules and concepts of the overall system.  Performs basic administrative functions and data entries.  In many instances in the initial customer entry point in the system.

Supply Chain Professional Level II

Educated and trained logistics workforce that can provide technical and supervisory levels of support of logistics capabilities at facility, network, regional administration, and central office levels.  Possesses an intermediate understanding of the policies and procedures.  Can effectively review documents and ensure proper data entry into the system.  Begins to supervise others and may serve as a team leader at this level.  Conducts short range planning and day-to-day tactical level execution of the mission.

Supply Chain Professional Level III

Educated and trained supply chain and logistics workforce that can provide operational and strategic supervisory and planning support for supply chain management at regional, network, administration, and central office levels.  Subject matter expert in the field.  Serves as a team leader or senior staff member.  Conducts medium-range planning, supervises the tactical day-to-day functions to run the organization and executes the operations plans of the staff section, division or department.