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Global Citizenship

Supply Management News & Reports

The Supply Chain Election

September 15, 2020
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From China to COVID-19, from tariffs to transportation, from education to immigration, issues that matter to procurement professionals are on the ballot in 2020.

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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  • November



    Whether you are new to the profession or new in your role in supply management, start off on the right foot with this engaging course. This essential purchasing course provides foundational knowledge of all aspects of supply management and gives you tools to implement to be successful in the workplace. This course starts with key procurement and supply chain concepts and moves onto supply chain issues that are relevant today. Throughout this two-day training, you’ll explore innovative techniques and effective tools to position yourself as a valuable asset to your organization and its supply management team. Gain the skills you need to effectively perform your role and prepare you for long-term success.

    Ralph L Carlton II, CPSM
  • November



    Technology and system integration continue to drive a more effective supply chain. But cybersecurity is a critical factor in success, especially in today’s COVID-19 crisis. Confidential information has been exposed, exploited and illegally used. Supply management can implement frameworks, processes and solutions that minimize risk. Between routine training, audits and emerging technologies, businesses and supply chains can remain secure.

  • November



    Category managers assess demand for a product or service across the organization. The goal of category management is to find innovative ways to reduce cost and increase the competitiveness of the enterprise – not always an easy task. This supply management course will put you on the fast-track to using spend analysis and proven category management techniques to their full advantage. Leave equipped with new skills to excel in your role. During the two days, there will be ample time to participate in practical exercises utilizing new tools and methods to put to immediate use in your job.

    Greg DeSimone, C.P.M.
  • November



    Software licenses and cloud computing contracts play central roles in technology procurement. Yet many lawyers, contract managers, and procurement officers misunderstand their key terms, including the differences between on-premise software and cloud computing agreements. This session will examine five of the key clauses in IT contracts – each with its own typical mistake or misunderstanding. It will prepare contract staff to draft and negotiate better, faster, and with more confidence.

  • Nov-Dec



    The events of 2020 have demonstrated why it is important for supply management to have strategies to manage both everyday and exceptional risks. To optimize business results, risk must be systematically identified, analyzed and assessed through the global supply chain in terms of impact and probability and supply management must generate options to reduce or mitigate the perceived risks. Led by an ISM subject matter expert, this course covers risk management through weekly webinars and daily, self-paced training modules that consist of online reading, multimedia, knowledge checks and practical application activities. Join us for this Guided Learning to expand your knowledge of risk management so you can identify, analyze and assess risk in the global supply chain.


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