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General Information

ELA Certification recognizes the Logistician’s competence at three different levels of management, through the EJLog, ESLog and EMLog certificates.  With the third and higher-level certification, ELA offers the opportunity to senior executives having significant experience in Supply Chain Management and relevant projects, to be certified at Strategic Management level by providing the European Master Logistician or EMLog Certification.

EMLog Certification is based on the ELAQF Standards which correspond to Level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).  EMLog, being the flagship of the ELA Certification System, requires a high-level evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications and competence.

For EMLog Certification, the focus of the assessment is on all the qualifications – knowledge, skills and competences – and the candidate’s ability to manage Supply Chain projects of strategic importance to any business or organization. Therefore, the evaluation of the candidate’s academic and professional profile is of utmost importance.

The candidate’s profile, in addition to the basic requirements – relevant degree / postgraduate qualification – should ideally meet the following requirements:

  1. Multi-year of Senior Management Experience including Supply Chain Management Experience
  2. Proven [Documented] Management of Logistics Project/s of Strategic importance to the organisation, setting goals and achieving them through people management – it is important to have real results from the implementation
  3. Knowledge and experience in all Supply Chain functions, as well as knowledge in areas necessary for managing a project, such as finance, cost control, human resources management, etc.

The assessment is completed by submitting a dissertation on a project based-study as a written report, which is then supported by the candidate in an oral presentation. The dissertation involves research work to solve a real practical supply chain problem of strategic importance to the organization, which concludes with concrete suggestions to the top management for improvement actions.


EMLog Assessment process

Phase A:

Each EMLog Candidate has to complete the “EMLog_Application” form and submit it to ILME together with the following attached documents:

  1. Detailed CV and certificates (diplomas, postgraduate diplomas, proof of service) that demonstrate both qualifications and professional experience of the candidate.

Requirements for candidacy:

  1. Professional experience: a profile of at least 10 years’ experience in senior managerial positions of which several years in the Supply Chain Management will be evaluated, where participation in supply chain project/projects of strategic interest is demonstrated by taking on an administrative role.
  2. Education: Bachelor’s degree could be combined with one of the following:
    1. ESLog Certification (based on ELAQF level6) and mandatory for the two modules that are not included in the ESLog certificate, providing certificate of the educational institution.
    2. Postgraduate Degree related to Management, Supply Chain / Operations / Services / MBA
  • Advanced Masterclasses based on ELAQF level 7 standards and covering all modules.
  1. Abstract/summary of a Supply Chain project upon which the EMLog assessment will be based [300-500 words]. The abstract/summary should include:
    1. The title, the purpose and importance of the project
    2. The role of the candidate in the project implementation
    3. Methodology and critical implementation points
    4. Project’s results / conclusions / suggestions.

Phase A is completed by checking the completeness of the application file, accepting the application of the candidate and planning Phase B.

Phase B:

Upon acceptance of the application, an interview is scheduled between the evaluation committee and the candidate with the following objectives:

  1. Acquaintance with the candidate
  2. Evaluation of the overall profile of the candidate – professional and academic
  3. Discussion about the project, based on the abstract/summary submitted
  4. Acceptance/Rejection of the candidate’s application
  5. Determine the time needed to prepare the dissertation and the presentation of the project. Maximum time allowed for the preparation of the dissertation and presentation is 6 months.
  6. Planning the presentation of the project

During the interview, instructions are given both for the structure of the written text of the dissertation and for the presentation upon which the oral examination will be based.

Phase C

Completion of the candidate’s dissertation and preparation of the relevant presentation within the timeframe agreed with the Assessment Committee.  The dissertation discusses the purpose and objectives of the project, its importance / innovation / originality, the methodology of the project’s implementation and management, analysis of key actions / procedures / resources as well as technology / digitization / automation tools required for the project, the results / conclusions of the project in financial terms and sustainable development and resilience as well as future actions related to further improving the performance of the business or organization related to the project.  The development of the project must be based on the ELAQF Standards for the EMLog Certification Level (EQF LV7).

Phase D

Submission of the written dissertation to the Assessment Committee:

Dissertation Assessment Criteria

The assessment of the written dissertation is based on the ELAQF Standards for the EMLog Level. All modules are mandatory and each module requires a minimum score of 60%, based on the Standards, for the Certification.

It is suggested to take into account the following criteria to assess each module:

Innovation-Originality (10%), Structure-Documentation-Analysis (60%), Clarity –Expression (10%), Presentation-General Overview (20%)

If the dissertation does not get a 50% mark, the process ends and no presentation (Phase E) will take place.

Phase E

Supporting of the dissertation with oral presentation of the project to the Assessment Committee (max. 30 minutes) and interview / questions on the project. Total duration up to one [1] hour.

Presentation Assessment Criteria

The assessment of the presentation is based on the ELAQF Standards for the EMLog Level. All modules are mandatory and each module requires a minimum score of 60%, based on the Standards, for the Certification.

It is suggested to take into account the following criteria to assess each module:

Structure (20%), Content (40%), General Overview (20%), Flow – Clarity of speech (20%)

Phase F

Final assessment per module as follows:

60% written dissertation

40% oral presentation

Assessment is considered successful if a total score of 60% per module is achieved, conditional to a score of at least 50% for either the written dissertation or the oral process.

Assessment committee

The Assessment Committee has three (3) members, consisting of:

1 Member of the Academic Community [University Professor]

1 Senior executive of a company / organization

1 Board Member of ILME

The members of the committee have no relation whatsoever with the candidate or with the company / organisation in which the candidate is working.


  1. For EMLog certification, a dissertation on a project based-study is required, which involves research work to resolve a real practical supply chain problem of strategic importance to an organization – business or public organization – which is concluded with concrete suggestions to the top management for improvement actions. The project on which the dissertation is based upon, should have already been realized and concluded for the candidate to be able to present substantive conclusions which emerged during its implementation period or as a result of the project.
  2. Assessment for EMLog Certification is based on ELAQF Standards for EMLog on level 7. According to the standards, all modules are mandatory at EMLog level. Therefore, the project should be developed and presented adopting a holistic approach, both in terms of the impact on the supply chain function and to the overall operation of the business.
  3. Both the dissertation and the oral presentation can be conducted either in Greek or in English.