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Certified Professional in Supply Management

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Course Overview

The Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) is recognized globally as a standard of excellence for professionals in procurement, supply management and supply chain management. The CPSM program reflects the expanded knowledge, skills and abilities required to be a successful professional. Backed by one of the world’s largest associations in the field of supply management, the CPSM is a mark of dedication and distinction. Our experienced and certified instructors will walk you through the core principles required for CPSM Certification which includes:
→ The Foundations of Supply Management such as cost and finance, contract negotiations, and supplier relationship management.
→ Becoming Effective in Supply Management Performance logistics and product development.
→ Leadership in Supply Management risk and compliance, as well as, strategic sourcing

Key Takeaways

Improve Contracting and Negotiation.
Enhance skills in Supplier relationship management and forecasting.
Understand better Materials and inventory management.
New techniques in Organization and department assessment Product and service development.
Improve your Leadership skills.

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ISM is globally recognized for its highly regarded certification programs. Supply management professionals and organizations have relied on ISM to obtain the skills and knowledge needed to stay current in a fast-moving industry.

Course Outline

Day 1: Foundation of Supply Management
Contracting Negotiation
→ Prepare solicitations for competitive bids
→ Prepare fro and develop strategies and tactics for negotiations
→ Lead /conduct/support negotiations with suppliers
→ Manage the preparation and/or issuance of contracts/purchase
→ Administer contracts/purchase orders from award to completion or termination
Social Responsibility
→ Develop and act upon a code of business conduct for the supply management and external sources
→ Establish and monitor environmentally responsible programs
→ Implement, monitor and promote organizational and supply management safety policies and procedures
Cost and Finance
→ Prepare and/or administer a supply management department budget
→ Develop a cost management program strategies
→ Identify savings potential and opportunities and strategies for specific categories through spend analysis
→ Perform cost/benefit analyses on acquisitions
→ Develop financing and leveraging strategies for purchases
Day 2: Foundation of Supply Management
→ Analyze potential sources of goods or services
→ Evaluate competitive offerings to determine the overall best offer for products/service
→ Plan and communicate sourcing and supply Strategies based on Forecasting data
International Supplier Relationship Management
→ Identify opportunities and benefits for rationalizing supply base
→ Develop/manage effective relationships with suppliers
→ Develop /Implement a supplier diversity program
→ Develop new supplier qualification plans and reports to assure components, materials and suppliers meet specified requirements
→ Conduct supplier performance evaluations
→ Develop and execute supplier exit strategies
Day 3: Effective Supply Management Performance
→ Performance analysis and provide data on current and future and global/domestic market conditions
→ Develop supply forecasts in light of certain economic, competitive, technology, market and currency trends
→ Manage forecasted data with suppliers
Materials and Inventory Management
→ Design/modify logistics facility layouts and equipment designs to support business models
→ Direct traffic/distribution policies and procedures to ensure optimum flow of materials
→ Manage international transportation, invoicing and documentation functions
→ Management the resolution of delivery/receiving problems
→ Design/modify logistics facility layouts and equipment designs to support business models
→ Direct traffic/distribution policies and procedures to ensure optimum flow of materials
→ Manage international transportation, invoicing and documentation functions
→ Management to resolution of delivery/ receiving problems
Organization/Department Assessment
→ Design/modify logistics facility layouts and equipment designs to support business models
→ Develop performance criteria and evaluate supply management staff performance
→ Develop tools and processes to measure, report and improve compliance
→ Analyze and resolve issues raised in supply management audit reports
→ Analyze and resolve issues raised in supply management audit report
Day 4: Effective Supply Management Performance
Product and Service Development
→ Participate in product/service development or specifications
→ Manage ramp-in strategy and implementation to full scale production
→ Develop/administer a supplier certification program
→ Develop measurements for continuous quality improvement and target setting
→ Develop, measure and evaluate quality requirements to continuously improve supplier performance
→ Implement or utilize requirement planning to align supply management
→ Develop, implement, maintain and monitor the forecasting, operations planning, scheduling, and inventory control functions
Day 5: Leadership in Supply Management
→ Represent the supply management organization in decisions to the organization wide
→ Develop and implement business plans that will meet customer services
→ Develop, implement and monitor a strategic supply management plan
→ Plan/develop/provide operating polices, guidelines and procedures
→ Develop/implement changes to the organizations supply management policies
Strategic Sourcing
→ Establish and execute strategic sourcing plans
→ Establish and standardize strategic sourcing procedures
→ Identify, evaluate, select and implement technologies that support supply management functions
→ Leverage spend through identification, prioritization, development and execution strategies.
→ Conduct analysis to determine insourcing or out souring strategies
→ Create new systems and process improvements to help the organization
Risk Compliance
→ Develop, implement and manage a risk profile and strategies
→ Develop and implement a risk management and or claims management program
→ Implement supply management processes in consideration of legal issues
→ Develop/implement/maintain a database/physical filing system
→ Comply with program that prevent respond to discrimination or harassment

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
The instructor led, competency course is for those interested in taking the CPSM exam and earning their CPSM designation or those who desire to accelerate their learning curve in the field of Procurement and Supply Management. To be eligible for the CPSM exam, participants must meet one of the following criteria:
→ Three years full-time, professional supply management experience (non-clerical, nonsupport) with a regionally accredited bachelor’s degree
→ Five years of supply management experience (non-clerical, nonsupport) without a degree

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