Certified Strategic Sourcing Professional (CSSP)

Provides comprehensive program for sourcing professionals on strategic sourcing principles and application to deliver enormous value to an organization that are derived from managing cost & risks, quality, sustainability, supply continuity, and category management.


  • Identify opportunity areas in supply chain process that will help improve service levels and cost risk reduction.
  • Enables you to deliver greater value to the company in terms of cost effective supply chain practices, meeting customer expectation, risk management, capital preservation and strengthen customer relationship.
  • Improved credibility, capability and confidence in supply chain expertise.

Module 1
Essentials of Strategic Sourcing

  • Portfolio Analysis
  • Business Need Analysis
  • Supplier Evaluation and Selection
  • Price Models
  • Market Analysis
  • Opportunity Analysis
  • Risk Analysis
  • Sourcing Development and Strategy
  • Supplier Relationship Management

Module 2
Strategic Sourcing Tools and Techniques

  • Price and Cost Differences
  • Category Segmentation
  • Price Models and Stakeholders Area
  • Advanced Purchase Price Cost Analysis
  • Deconstructing Price
  • Should Cost Analysis
  • Collaborative Buying
  • 5 Steps of Cost Analysis
  • Target Costing

Module 3
Category Management and Supplier Relationship Management

  • Essentials of Category Management
  • Spend and Opportunity Analysis
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Business Needs Analysis
  • Category Segmentation
  • Supplier Research
  • Supply Market Research
  • Category Strategy Development
  • Creating Competition and Competitive Bidding
  • Contract and Supplier Relationship Management using Category Management Tools
  • The Impact of Effective Supplier Relationship Management;
  • Supplier Segmentation
  • Relationship Dynamics & Lifecycle Management
  • Creating Governance for Supplier Relationships
  • Establishing Management Roles and Responsibilities with Stakeholders
  • Conflict Management & Problem Solving with Suppliers
  • Managing Supplier Development & Innovation Opportunities

A bachelor’s degree with two years of experience ideally practitioners with exposure in supply chain, procurement, purchasing, supply management roles.


The training may take place in one of two ways;

  1. Public – For public runs, the applicants may check and register on the published schedules at www.pasia.org or send direct emails to info@pasia.org
  2. In-House – Certification modules can be delivered on-site for a minimum class size of 15 persons.

Online Examination

  • Professionals who have completed the certification training modules or have completed the online modules and obtain 70% on all the module quizzes may apply the certification via Online Exam.
  • It is a single comprehensive multiple-choice exam done in an online system.


  • Complete and have adjudicated and approved Project, which must be complete an improvement project coached by PASIA’s instructors, or must be a leader or major contributor of the work.
  • A maximum of 12 months is given to complete the Improvement Project.

A professional who passes the certification Online Examination or improvement Project earns the designation of Certified Strategic Sourcing Program (CSSP). The CSSP, designation is valid for 3 years, after which the professional must apply for recertification.

Recertification is required every 3 years and can be earned by:

  • Retaking the certification Online Examination
  • Presenting an Improvement Project
  • Attending forty-five (45) Continuing Educational Hours (CEHs) from learning, training, teaching or coaching Supply chain, Procurement and Logistics or related subjects through recognized organizations.

CSSP Recertification Form

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Certified Strategic Sourcing Professional

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