Certified Professional in Supply Management
ACHIEVE SUPPLY CHAIN EXCELLENCE

Certified Professional in Supply Management - ISM

100 Years of Excellence in Supply Management.
50,000+ Members Across 100 Countries Say “Yes” to ISM as Their Career Partner The Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) is the first and largest not-for-profit professional supply management organization worldwide. Founded in 1915, ISM has over 50,000 members across 100 countries.

For more than a century, the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM) has impacted supply management and the purchasing profession through best-in-class education, certification, leadership development, and research.

Thousands have received ISM’s coveted certifications including the Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM® ) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (CPSD) designations. Continuously evolved as the profession, helping to lead and advance professionally in the supply management field.
More than 100 years of experience speaks for itself – ISM can help you succeed!

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    Desired Learning Outcome

    • A clear understanding of the skills and level of mastery for supply management organization possesses.
    • Individual or team preparation toward the rapidly changing next generation of job function requirements.
    • Enhance your operational efficiencies and stay competitive.
    • Gain essential training and resources on the critical areas to succeed in your organization context.
    • Learn a comprehensive set of competency-based standards through ISM’s Mastery Model ®.
    • ISM Research elevates its members with a critical edge to generate positive outcomes for their organizations and the professional community at large.
    • Recognition amongst global supply chain industry as a professionally trained Manager for standard Supply Chain quality data and benchmarking.

    Eligibility

    • 3 years of full-time professional supply management experience with a Bachelor’s degree
    • 5 years of full-time professional supply management experience without a Bachelor’s degree

    CPSM - ISM

    CPSM® is globally recognized as the gold standard of excellence for supply management professionals. Developed by ISM, the leader in supply management education, the CPSM® credential is recognized across industries.

    Created from an in-depth analysis of supply management functions, this premier supply management training experience addresses the realities of supply management, as well as workplace complexities including globalization, use of technology, and expanded competencies that supply chain and procurement professionals employ to drive value in their organizations.

    By earning a CPSM® designation, you will have an unparalleled supply
    management certification. Not only will you stand apart from your peers,
    but you will also have advanced skills and knowledge and a greater understanding of the end-to-end supply chain.  A CPSM® certification will position you to obtain both your personal career goals and to support the goals and outcomes of the organizations for which you work

    CPSM® - Major Competencies of Supply Management

    • Sourcing
    • Category Management
    • Negotiation
    • Legal and Contractual
    • Supplier Relationship Management
    • Cost and Price Management
    • Financial Analysis
    • Supply Chain Strategy
    • Sales and Operations Planning
    • Quality Management
    • Logistics and Material Management
    • Project Management
    • Leadership and Business Acumen
    • Systems Capability and Technology
    • Risk and Compliance
    • Corporate Social Responsibility

    ISM Mastery Model® Core Competency Areas Evaluated

    ISM’s Mastery Model is a comprehensive set of competency-based standards comprising of core competencies. It defines anticipated skill levels at four stages of career maturity:

    Fundamental | Proficient | Advanced | Mastery

    1. Business Acumen & Leadership
    2. Category Management
    3. Corporate Social
    4. Responsibility and Ethics
    5. Cost and Price Management
    6. Financial Analysis
    7. Legal and Contractual
    8. Sales and Operation Planning
    9. Sourcing
    10. Supplier Relationship Management
    11. Supply chain Strategy
    12. System capabilities and technologies

    Why CPSM® Qualification?

    CPSM® is globally recognized as the gold standard of excellence for supply management professionals and embarks your mastery over the Supply chain subjects Developed by ISM, the leader in supply management education, the CPSM® credential is recognized across industries.

    Created with an in-depth analysis of supply management functions, and supply management training experience it addresses :

    • The realities of supply management
    • Workplace complexities including globalization
    • Application and use of technology
    • Expanded competencies that supply chain and procurement professionals employ to drive value in their organizations.

    By earning a CPSM® designation, you will have an unparalleled supply management certification. Not only will you stand apart from your peers, but you will also have advanced skills and knowledge and a greater understanding of the end-to-end supply chain.

    A CPSM® certification will position you to obtain both your personal career goals and to support the goals and outcomes of the organizations for which you work

    Supply Chain Mastery: 16 Major Competencies

    1. Sourcing
    2. Category Management
    3. Negotiation
    4. Legal and Contractual
    5. Supplier Relationship Management
    6. Cost and Price Management
    7. Financial Analysis
    8. Supply Chain Strategy
    9. Sales and Operations Planning
    10. Quality Management
    11. Logistics and Material Management
    12. Project Management
    13. Leadership and Business Acumen
    14. Systems Capability and Technology
    15. Risk and Compliance
    16. Corporate Social Responsibility

    Membership: ISM Community

    Joining the ISM community gets you access to education, tools, research, events as well as a network of peers who face and solve some of the same challenges you encounter. Invest in your own professional agility.

    The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) has impacted the supply management profession through best in class education, certification, leadership development, and research.

    Your membership in ISM will provide a powerful path to stay connected, engaged, and up-to-date with everything happening in supply management. Serious procurement and supply chain professionals are dedicated to staying in the know about their profession and staying at the top of their l game. An ISM membership will provide you with that and more.

    Membership cost: $ 240/Yr
    Includes both global membership benefits as well as local chapter affiliation (where available). Connect globally and locally to maximize your networking and professional education.

    Learning Content – Books & Membership

    The CPSM® Learning System (Print) is the comprehensive solution for preparation for CPSM Exams.

    1. Supply Management Core
    2. Supply Management Integration

    Leadership and Transformation in Supply Management. Study materials for all three CPSM Exams are in one bundle. Study Guide (3 volume set) consisting of an expanded outline of the exam content, with definitions and fundamental terms, for each of the three exams.

    ISM Professional Series (3 volume set): In-depth texts covering key concepts from each of the 3 exams.

    Diagnostic practice exams for each of the CPSM exams. The practice exams include instructions for how to align the results from the diagnostic practice exams to the appropriate study material.
    Books Cost For Members Price: $795* (AED 2925*)
    Membership – ISM Community

    • Includes global membership benefits for 1 year
    • Connect globally and locally to maximize your networking and professional education.
    • Membership can earn up to 23 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs)/ year, a the requirement to keep your certification current

    MODULES

    MODULE 1 - Supply Management Core

    The Supply Management Core Exam assesses critical competencies for the supply management professionals.

    Learning Objectives :

    1. Sourcing
    2. Category Management
    3. Negotiation
    4. Legal and Contractual
    5. Supplier Relationship Management
    6. Cost and Price Management
    7. Financial Analysis

    Module 3 : Leadership and Transformation

    The Leadership and Transformation in Supply Management exam tests knowledge in leadership competencies necessary for an organization to perform more strategically.

    Learning Objectives :

    1. Strategy Development
    2. Stakeholder Engagement
    3. People Development and Coaching
    4. Systems Capability and Technology
    5. Risk and Compliance
    6. Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics

    Module 2 - Supply Management Integration

    The Supply Management Integration Exam addresses the broader supply chain and operations competencies required of best-in-class supply management professionals.

    Learning Objectives :

    1. Supply Chain Strategy
    2. Sales and Operations Planning; Demand Planning
    3. Sales and Operations Planning; Forecasting
    4. Sales and Operations Planning; Product and Service Development
    5. Quality Management
    6. Logistics and Materials Management
    7. Project Management

    CPSM Exam Details

    Earning a CPSM® Certification requires students to take and pass three exams which together cover the main segments of supply management.
    There are three exams to prepare for CPSM.

    1. Supply Management Core (180 Q -3 hours)
    2. Supply Management Integration (165 Q -2.75 hours)
    3. Leadership and Transformation in Supply Management (165 Q – 2.75 hour)

    Candidates must pass each exam with a minimum scaled Passing score of 400 regardless of the number of questions in that exam

    Course Duration
    (Hours)

    90
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