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March 23, 2021

Being certified by ISM, whether it's a CPSM or CPSD, is one of the most important decisions you will make.

Those four letters after your name carry a lot of weight in the global supply management field because ISM certification has been respected as the foundational benchmark by the profession for nearly 40 years.

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An Accelerated Path To CPSM Certification

Ready to enhance your career with a CPSM designation to take control of your career development and create more agility in your professional life? The CPSM Guided Learning Accelerated Bundle helps keep you on track through the certification process. Each course is six weeks long and provides you with self-study reading and activities. Plus, you’ll have weekly webinars with your instructor that you can view live, online or on-demand. Register now and set yourself on the path to achieving CPSM certification.

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Upcoming Education

  • May



    Join more than 2,500 global supply chain and procurement professionals at ISM2021, Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Annual Conference.

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  • June



    Sourcing becomes a strategic advantage when requirements are clear and supplier selection is calculated. When it comes to sourcing, your organization must differentiate needs versus wants to be successful. This ISM VIrtual Learning sourcing course will show you how using a defined RFx strategy will give you an edge over the competition. In your role as a supply management professional, it is critical to have a plan to align specifications with supplier capabilities. Learn from your intructor how purchase timing can play a unique strategic role. This course will provide you with tools, templates and new sourcing skills to set the foundation for success and advancement in your career.

    Richard G Weissman, C.P.M.
  • June



    Are you ready to move your career forward with supply management certification? By earning a CPSM® (Certified Professional in Supply Management®) certification, you will expand your knowledge and expertise in essential supply management competencies and stand out from your peers.

    In this webinar, we will show you the CPSM certification process - from getting started to scheduling and taking your exams.

  • June




    8 Ways to Save on Freight

    Transportation teams have a mandate to keep costs low without sacrificing performance. This isn’t an easy job, and the work is never over. Lowering transportation costs is no longer as simple as selecting the cheapest provider on a cost per mile basis.

    Every step in the lifecycle of a shipment takes time and costs money. Supply chain leaders must look at the total cost of shipping, factoring in direct and indirect expenses, to realize their full savings potential.

    Register for this 60 minute webinar to learn eight ways that can help you save time and money on freight and how you can leverage Convoy’s digital freight network to gain efficiencies in your logistics operations.

  • June



    Many supply chain professionals learn the basics of contracting on the job. However, to advance in your profession, you’ll need to develop more sophisticated contracting skills. This supply chain management course will provide you with advanced contracting know-how to progress in your career and take on new challenges. In this “beyond the basics” contracting course, you’ll build upon your existing contract knowledge and take it a step further by focusing on how to construct effective customized agreements. For hands-on practice, you’ll review numerous contract clauses and their uses in various situations, including services, software, construction and e-commerce. This course will also address contracts from a global perspective to prepare you with global contracting skills, an in-demand skill set. To ensure this course is applicable to your specific role, you're invited to have copies of your contracts for reference during the program.

    Helen M Pohlig, J.D.

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Increase the agility and broaden access to education, tools, research and more for your supply chain team. ISM offers programs for organizations to help provide a framework for continuous learning and access to valuable membership resources and products 24/7/365

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