What are your thoughts on the value of an Informs membership and the value of a Certified Analytics Professional certification in the context of building the quantitative supply chain?

vermorel 7 weeks ago | flag

In most of Western Europe, my (tough) take is that, career-wise, those certifications are worth the paper they are printed on. The vast majority of the supply chain executives that I know have no certification.

More specifically, the example exam questions are ludicrous, see
https://www.theorsociety.com/media/1712/cap_handbook_14122017133427.pdf

MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) is the exact opposite of the sort of problems faced by supply chain practitioners. MCQs emphasize super-shallow understanding of vast array of the keywords. Worse, it treats those keywords (eg data mining, integer programming) as if they were encompassing any kind of cohesive body of work (or tech). This is wrong, plain wrong.