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CPSM Exam Preparation Exam 1   (Click on link for more information)
This first in a series of three workshops introduces ISM’s Certified Professional in Supply Management program and the credentialing process.  It lays a foundation for success in the areas of knowledge related to the Foundation of Supply Management as outlined in the twenty-five tasks of Exam 1.  Topics of discussion include Contracting and Negotiation, Cost and Finance, International, Social Responsibility, Sourcing, and Supplier Relationship Managment.  This workshop provides critical insight into the most effective tools and techniques used by supply professionals to manage the supply process.

CPSM Exam Preparation Exam 2   (Click on link for more information)
This second in a series of three workshops lays a foundation for success in the areas of knowledge related to Effective Supply Management Performance as outlined in the twenty-four tasks of Exam 2. Topics of discussion include Forecasting, Logistics, Materials and Inventory Management, Organizational/Departmental Assessment, Planning, Product and Service Development, Project Management and Quality.  Participants will benefit from an enhanced understanding of key areas of influence related to Effective Supply Management Performance.
CPSM Exam Preparation Exam 3   (Click on link for more information)
This third in a series of three workshops addresses the criticality of Leadership in Supply Managment.  It lays a foundation for success in the areas of knowledge related to Leadership in Supply Management as outlined in the thirty-two tasks of Exam 3. Topics of discussion include Leadership, Risk and Compliance, and Strategic Sourcing.  Participants in this workshop will benefit from an enhanced understanding of key areas of activity and focus related to Leadership in Supply Managment..
CPSM Exam Preparation Bridge Exam  (Click on link for more information)
This is a single workshop that focuses on the sixty-one tasks related tot the Bridge Exam for the CPSM Credential. Topics of discussion include Forecasting, Logistics, Materials and Inventory Management, Organizational/Departmental Assessment, Planning, Product and Service Development, Project Management and Quality Leadership, Risk and Compliance, and Strategic Sourcing Leadership, Risk and Compliance, and Strategic Sourcing. Participants will benefit from an insightful discussion of wide variety of Supply Management topics..
Principles of Purchasing and Supply Management  (Click on link for more information)
A world class organization must be built on a solid foundation.  This workshop identifies the fundamental concepts critical to success and prepares the organization for more leading edge approaches to modern supply management.  Topics of discussion include the responsibilities of the supply function, supplier selection, performance measurement, and cost management techniques.

Principles of Highly Effective Negotiation  (Click on link for more information)
This interactive workshop introduces participants to the history and evolution of negotiation and provides them with powerful tools to substantially improve their effectiveness as a negotiator.  Whether the need is to negotiate a lower price, expanded services, access to new technology, or simply support for a new project – participants will be better equipped to succeed in this critical business skill.

Cost Reduction Strategies   (Click on link for more information)
The global business arena has changed the competitive landscape for all market participants.  Companies are under increasing pressure to manage costs in the fight for improved market position and sometimes just to survivel.  This workshop focuses on cost drivers and presents effective strategies for reducing, avoiding, and containing these costs.  Participants will learn innovative ways to help protect the interests of their company while advancing its competitive advantage through world class cost management strategies.

Effective Service Procurement  (Click on link for more information)
The increasing trend for outsourcing has raised the importance of supply management skills in the service procurement arena.  This workshop provides valuable insight into the differences between services and supply contracts.  Topics of discussion include Statements of Work, Performance Measurement, and Contract Administration.  Participants will benefit from learning tools and techniques that will improve the effectiveness of their service procurement activities.
 
 
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