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March 23, 2021
  • Executive Decision

    May 11, 2021
    Member Only
    President Biden’s directive to review supply chain risks and industrial bases is designed to address vulnerabilities decades in the making — and could lead to structural changes that end the ‘good run’ of lowest-cost sourcing.
  • Changing Classrooms, Evolving Education

    May 11, 2021
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    In preparing students for post-pandemic workplaces, university supply management programs, like the profession as a whole, must contend with disruptions like COVID-19 and address the need for new skills, agility and technologies.
  • Taking Aim at Strategic Targets

    May 11, 2021
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    Collaboration between project and contract managers can lead to efficiencies and opportunities, but Sandia National Laboratories has found that early procurement involvement and a change-management approach are critical.

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.

  • May



    The objective of this course is to increase the knowledge, skills and abilities in supplier Cost Analysis and Supplier Financial Analysis. Cost analysis is a powerful tool for supply managers and can change the conversation with suppliers to open new opportunities for savings and value creation. Financial Analysis can also provide useful information that will lead to insights about whether your supplier is making too little or too much profit, whether they are generating cash or burning cash and if new risks may have arisen in recent reporting periods.

    Ralph L Carlton II, CPSM
  • June



    This course has been designed for Certified Professional in Supply Management®  (CPSM®) designation holders who would like to assist others as they prepare for their CPSM exams. This course will cover best practices in the educational and association fields, including ISM's vision for the CPSM, adult learning theory, ADDIE Model, Engaging and motivating learners, updates to exam specifications and candidate courseware. Upon completion, instructors are granted a qualification status demonstrating they have made the commitment of excellence. Eligible instructors must have a current CPSM certification. Instructors will also receive the CPSM 2018 Instructor Courseware to deliver their own workshops. This course is worth 10 CEH's.

    This is a two week online course with 3 live webinars. If you are not to attend live they are also available ON-Demand after the live event.

    Monday- June 7th, 2021 from 1:00-2:00 PM EST

    Friday- June 11th, 2021 from 1:00-2:00 PM EST

    Friday- June 18th, 2021 from 1:00-2:00 PM EST

  • June



    Monitoring and tracking of raw materials and goods help keep costs low and enable your organization to meet demand. Through this course, gain insight into the essential skills required to effectively manage your organization’s assets and reduce holding costs.

    Jeffery K. Sjurseth
  • 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.

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