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Category/Commodity Mgmt Certificate

Supply management continues to evolve from a tactical focus to a strategic focus. Category and commodity managers are responsible for strategic oversight of supply management business sectors. A broad range of duties fall into category and commodity management such as spend analysis, market analysis to discover shifts or emerging innovations, forecasting the supply chain, and performance management to achieve the business goals. This certificate program will help guide professionals to deliver on stakeholder objectives, adapt strategies to keep pace with shifts in market trends, ensure appropriate resources are available through the entire supply chain and drive continuous improvement. Mastery of category and commodity management helps companies meet goals for cost reduction and revenue generation improvement. The course provides access for 60 days from the date of the purchase.

Earning a certificate is not the same as becoming a certified supply management professional. To learn more about the differences between certificates and certification, visit our certificates page.

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The program will have you complete 5 online courses followed by a 25 question quiz to attain a certificate.

This includes the following 5 courses:

  • Category Management Strategy Development
  • Getting Started with Supply Market Analysis 
  • Category Management-Supplier Segmentation
  • Advanced Strategies for Supply Market Analysis
  • Addressing Global Negotiation Challenges

Completing these courses will help you:

  1. Oversee and maximize the financial and operational value of a group of related commodities, products, or services by identifying and monitoring total spend and consumption
  2. Keep abreast of market shifts, new alternatives, or inventions
  3. Forecast market supply and demand
  4. Continuously evaluate supplier performance to drive down cost, address supplier gaps in measured performance, respond to changing business requirements, and enhance stakeholder satisfaction

Tools and strategies explored in these courses include SWOT analysis, the basic market analysis sheet, the advanced Market analysis sheet, STEEP analysis and Porter's Five Forces.

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