Working to Meet the Need

The National Center for Supply Chain Automation works to increase the workforce of qualified, highly-skilled supply chain technicians to meet the growing national need for automation workers.

Our core objectives:


Implement model 2+2 supply chain automation career pathways through high school and community college partnerships nationally to meet the need for educated technicians.


Convene supply chain automation stakeholders via a National Symposium event to enhance collaboration and deliver professional development.


Disseminate information and product deliverables to audiences that include secondary and post-secondary educators, industry and current and potential Supply Chain Technicians.


Establish and promote stackable national industry certifications in Supply Chain Automation, which are validated and recognized by industry.


Educator Resources and Support

The National Center for Supply Chain Automation provides resources educators need to establish new programs or enrich existing programs.

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White Papers

Insightful reports from professionals help educators and industry leaders understand issues, inspire decisions, and identify collaborative solutions.

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Supply Chain Tech Education

What students need to know about this challenging and rewarding career.

Student Resources


Many military occupational specialties encompass electrical, mechanical or logistical skills that are required in Supply Chain Automation jobs. The National Center for Supply Chain Automation has mapped the skills of relevant military occupations to those of the automation industry to help veterans identify career opportunities.


Certifications – Certified Maintenance & Reliability Technician…

Certification program for the knowledge, skills and abilities of maintenance and reliability...

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Certified Logistics Technician - Supply Chain Automation, Certified Logistics Technicians are in high demand in the workforce

Certifications – Certified Logistics Technician (MSSC CLT)

Mastery of the core competencies of material handling at the front-line Certified...

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Certified Technician-Supply Chain Automation, Certified Supply Chain Technician at work

Certifications – Certified Technician-Supply Chain Automation (MSSC…

An industry standards-based certification for this new occupation is based upon a...

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If the general population became more aware of the number of jobs and salary ranges in supply chain technology they might think differently about these jobs.
Bob Sompolski
Dean of Mathematics and Technology,
Oakton Community College, IL

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