Supply Chain Risk Management Certificate

Learn Online | 1 Module | 6-9 Months | 180 - 200 Hours

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More operations are being affected by disruptions in businesses' supply chains. From increases in wholesale energy prices to the continued knock-on effects of Covid-19 on global imports and exports, as well as increases in shipping costs, have created the perfect supply chain storm.

The Supply Chain Risk Management Certificate is the essential qualification for tomorrow’s risk practitioner. Increase your earning potential by learning how to apply your risk management knowledge to complex interconnected supply chains to help your business weather the perfect storm of supply chain disruptions. This specialist global certificate provides you with a broad understanding of supply chain risk principles to ensure you identify, assess and mitigate risk faster than your competitors.

What will I learn?

We will provide you with the expertise and practical skills to improve your career prospects. This specialist supply chain risk certificate developed in conjunction with the Supply Chain Risk Consortium will help you take the first step in your strategic risk journey. You will gain the know-how to predict and respond to potential risk events in your supply chain.

Over the course of 6-9 months, you will study:

IRM Supply Chain Risk Unit 1 IRM Supply Chain Risk Unit 2 IRM Supply Chain Risk Unit 3
Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3
 The modern
supply chain
 Supply chain risks, nature, and impact  Supply chain risk approaches: Identifying and assessing risk


IRM Supply Chain Risk Unit 5 IRM Supply Chain Risk Unit 6
Unit 4 Unit 5 Unit 6
Supply chain risk approaches; Mitigating and managing risk Supply chain governance and organisational structure Using big data and predictive analytics to manage supply chain risk

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IRM’s resident supply chain expert

“A resilient enterprise has the capacity to overcome disruptions and continually transform itself to meet the changing needs and expectations of its customers, shareholders and other stakeholders.

Organisations need to embrace and embark on a strategic risk journey before it's too late and a risk event takes place. The first step in your journey is to get educated so that you and your team have the agility and right skill-set to handle complex interconnected supply chain risks".

Greg Schlegel, Founder of the Supply Chain Risk Management Consortium

 IRM - Greg Schlege

Should I study the Supply Chain Risk Management Certificate?

The Supply Chain Risk Management Certificate is a globally recognised professional certificate awarded by the IRM and developed with support from the Supply Chain Risk Management Consortium. Whether you are looking to get grips with how globalised outsourcing, specialisation and just in time production are changing the risk environments for many organisations, this is the ideal qualification for you.

You can learn from anywhere in the world at your own pace via supported distance learning, which includes self-directed study and online coaching.

By enrolling you will:

IRM Supply Chain Risk Duration IRM Supply Chain Risk Study online  IRM Supply Chain Risk Module Coaches  IRM Supply Chain Risk Multiple Choice
Qualify in
6-9 months
Study via online
Get support from
module coaches 
Take multiple-choice

Risk management is an inherent part of good management. By developing your expertise through studying our certificate, you will be equipped with the right skill-set to handle complex interconnected supply chain risks.

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Put your Supply Chain Risk Management Knowledge to the test

What is your understanding of how supply chains operate and the risk implications of ongoing developments?

Simply answer 10 questions and submit your email address at the end of the quiz to find out your results.

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By studying this certificate, you will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of how supply chains operate and the risk implications of ongoing developments from different stakeholder perspectives
  • Explain the nature and impact of how major sources of disruption and other supply chain risks can vary from industry to industry
  • Support your organisation in implementing appropriate governance frameworks across extended organisational boundaries
  • Recognise the importance of ethical and moral obligations in supply chains, and how they can impact your brand reputation
  • Assist in identifying, assessing and controlling the supply chain risks that your organisation faces.
  • Implement supply chain incident management and reporting, and apply the principles of audit and assurance to these risks
  • Contribute to supply chain financial risk transfer decisions such as insurance and hedging and the limitations of these mechanisms
  • Assess new supply chain challenges and developments including global challenges of sustainability, urbanisation, and Industry 4.0
  • Leverage digital analytics and data to drive greater transparency whilst being aware of emerging risks these create

Why the IRM?

IRM is the leading global provider of education and training for risk professionals, enabling and empowering you to make better-informed risk decisions. The institute prepares risk management professionals for the challenges of today and the opportunities of the future.

Our internationally recognised online professional qualifications advance those working at risk throughout their careers, with employers across the globe actively looking to hire IRM qualified risk professionals.

Benefit from our 30 years of experience to supercharge your career and to:

IRM Supply Chain Risk Earning Potential  IRM Supply Chain Risk Career Prospects  IRM Supply Chain Risk Global Recognition  IRM Supply Chain Risk Gain Confidence
Increase your
earning potential
Gain international
Improve your
career prospects
Gain more confidence in your role

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How much does it cost?

Supply Chain Risk Management Certificate
Duration: 6-9 Months

Act fast - enrolments for the December 2023 student cohort close on 31st May 2023.

Fees Qualification only
Standard rate £995



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What is included in the fees?

To support the self-directed study of the Supply Chain Risk Management Certificate, you will receive access to:

 Online Learning  Student Handbook  Discussion Forum  Module Coaches
Online learning environment - with activities and quizzes Student handbook Discussion forum Module coaches


 Revision Webinars  Sample questions  Resouce Center  Student Support
Revision webinars Sample exam questions Online resource centre Dedicated student support team

Please note: Core textbooks are not provided as part of the course fee. They can be ordered as an eBook or physical book through Amazon. 

How to enrol

There are no formal entry requirements, and this professional certification is relevant to all sectors globally. It is recommended that students have some basic understanding of risk management tools and techniques.

 IRM Supply Chain Risk all sectors  IRM Supply Chain Risk Entry Requirements  IRM Supply Chain Risk - Test Centers  IRM Supply Chain Risk Student Membership
Relevant for
all sectors
No formal
entry requirements
Access to 5000+
global test centres

Submit your online enrolment and a member of the student support team will get in touch with you to onboard you to the qualification. 

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What our students from around the world say

"My IRM Certificate in Supply Chain Risk Management helped me to firm up my 18 years of experience in the Supply Chain and Insurance sector.

Having the opportunity to study risk and understand why it is so important especially in the supply chain expanded and deepened my knowledge in that field.

The way this course is presented gives flexibility and it can be easily combined with our busy work life. I will very much recommend it to people working in the FMCG sector."

Patricia M, Japan Tobacco International (JTI)

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