Sustained Supply Chain Excellence with Competency Model

The structure of the APICS Supply Chain Manager Competency Model follows guidelines set by the Employment and Training Administration of the United States Department of Labor. The model is visually represented in a diagram for easy reference, as seen on the following page. The model is organized into tiers of competencies and includes descriptions of the activities and behaviors associated with each competency. The Competency Model Clearinghouse defines competency as “the capability to apply or use a set of related knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform ‘critical work functions’ or tasks in a defined work setting.” In many cases, the competencies outlined in this model are adapted from the APICS Operations Management Body of Knowledge (OMBOK) Framework.