Procurement and Supply Institute of Asia

The Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) is a comprehensive program focusing on the major components of international supply management, which every supply management professional strives to learn.

CPSM qualification enables professionals to gain a clear understanding of their organization’s supply operation and enable managers to take an active role in critical decisions. Each step in the development of an organization’s products and/or services is influenced by supply management. Current evolution of the profession dictates that a strategic level qualification is needed for professionals to effectively implement innovative supply strategies throughout their entire organization. The CPSM® will be a milestone for those professionals who take ownership of their careers.

A team of certified purchasing professionals carries a strong value to the enterprise: Enhanced job skills, execution competency, and leadership capability enables operation efficiency and overall professional skill improvement which leads to significant cost savings and disciplined risk management.

Module 1 – Fundamentals of Supply Management
This knowledge base is primary for any supply chain professional and provides valuable information for associated positions working with the supply chain.

• Contracting / Negotiations
– Basics of contracts and clauses, and bidding
– Negotiations Planning and Tactics
– Contracts Administration

• Cost / Finance
– Financial Analysis
– Budget Basics
– Cost Savings Potential
– Financial Leveraging Strategies

• International
– Access to sourcing international markets
– Developing international sources

• Social Responsibility
– International Business Ethics Codes
– Environmental Responsibility and Sourcing
– Supply Chain Safety Audits and Suppliers

• Sourcing
– Searching and developing source
– Strategy for Sourcing

• Supplier Relationship Management
– Supplier Performance
– Effective Relationship Building
– Right Sizing the Supplier Base

Module 2 – Effective Supply Management Performance
Supply Chain has moved into the mainstream of business strategy and includes many aspects of different business processes. This module details more extensive subject areas of Supply Chain concerns.

• Forecasting
– Understanding forecasting methods
– International economics and forecasting

• Logistics
– Design of logistics facilities and material movement
– Traffic and distribution policy and requirements
– International logistics terms and documents

• Materials and Inventory Management
– Inventory Standardization
– Inventory Management and Process Control
– Inventory Asset Management

• Organization / Department Assessment
– Evaluation of Supply Chain processes
– Performance Criteria
– Measurement tools and audits

• Planning
– ERP and other systems to manage processes
– Forecasting Planning

• New Product / Services Development
– Integration of new product / Service development into the supply chain process
– Supply chain strategy in the various stages of product life from introduction, growth, maturity, and decline

• Project Management
– Basics of Project Management and sourcing

• Quality
– Supplier certification and qualification
– Quality improvement measurement and continuous improvement (Kaizen)

Module 3 – Leadership in Supply Management
Leadership, Supply Chain Risk, and Strategic Sourcing are special topics of major concern for advanced supply chain professionals. This module is a primer for management techniques, supply risks evaluation and mitigation, and lastly, developing an effective supply chain strategic sourcing program.

• Leadership
– Supply Policy and Goals Development
– Policies, Procedures and Guidelines
– Supply Chain mergers
– The overall Supply Chain design
– Supply process improvement
– The internal customer relationship
– Job design, sourcing good people, and developing personnel

• Risk and Compliance
– Analyzing Supply Chain Risk
– Risk mitigation and process change
– Special Risk: End of life issues and hazardous materials

• Strategic Sourcing
– Spend analysis and supplier segmentation
– Supply segmentation
– Supply base optimization
– Supply chain software tools
– Leveraging spend and sources