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CERTIFIED PURCHASING PROFESSIONAL (CPP) and CERTIFIED PURCHASING PROFESSIONAL MANAGER (CPPM)
» The CPP is meant for all purchasing professionals who need the right credentials and skills to set themselves firmly on the road of success. This course that helps a professional to understand the basic tenets of international sourcing, procurement and risk management. This course is ideal for procurement and supply chain professionals who are already working in the procurement department of any organization and need a certification for a promotion or to validate their knowledge and professionalism.
» The CPPM is an advanced course where the skills of purchase managers are honed and they develop an insight into the challenges of the industry that they are engaged in. Complex problem solving, case studies and much more await purchase managers at this level of certification
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» There are now five worldwide American Purchasing Society (APS) certification programs, the Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP), the Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM), the Certified Green Purchasing Professional (CGPP), the Certified Professional in Distribution and Warehousing (CPDW), and the Certified Professional Purchasing Consultant (CPPC).
» The American Purchasing Society is a professional association of buyers and purchasing managers and was the first organization to establish certification for buyers and purchasing professionals.
» Certifications awarded by the American Purchasing Society are important to people in purchasing for a number of valid reasons. Business management recognizes the growing complexity and heavy demands of the purchasing operation. Executives need the assurance that their purchasing managers and buyers are adequately trained, reliable, and dedicated to their professions.
» There is a growing realization in the business world that only professionals can get the job done in a professional manner. The American Purchasing Society award of certification provides general management a degree of confidence in the ability and integrity of the people who have been or will be selected to do the job.
» Secondly, there is ample precedent reflecting the benefits of professional certification in the history of other areas of business operation, such as engineering, accounting, law, etc.
» Other facts supporting the need for certification of purchasing people include a marked degree of improvement in personal confidence, satisfaction, and pride which results from certification - and it is manifested by improved performance on the part of the certified individual. Also, certification permits closer control of spurious purchasing practices and offers opportunities for increased earning levels in purchasing operations based on recognition of professional competence and performance.
Professional certification offers individuals a wide range of important benefits. The certification designation demonstrates to current and potential employers that the employee possesses a solid foundation of experience and education in purchasing and supply chain management that can have a positive impact on bottom-line results. Certification symbolizes knowledge and accomplishment and is highly regarded by colleagues and employers. As a certified purchaser, the employee can proudly join a successful group of purchasing and supply chain professionals who are enriching and advancing their careers and their chosen professions. Specific benefits include the following:
Professionalism: Certification indicates a high level of professionalism to both coworkers and customers, increasing one’s value in the market place.
Leadership: Certification signifies an employee as dedicated to continuous improvement of himself/her- self.
Recognition: Only a small fraction of professionals ever achieve certification, indicating that they are a leading professional in the purchasing and supply chain profession.
Knowledge: Certification will improve one’s understanding of the most current processes and trends in the purchasing and supply chain profession.
Ethical Behavior: Individuals who become certified must subscribe to a rigorous code of ethics appropriate to the purchasing profession. Does Certification Impact Salary Levels? Research data has shown that employers typically reward certified employees with salaries that are 25 to 40% higher than those who are not certified. A high correlation between certification and salary exists for virtually all professions and all industries sampled.
The Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) Certification is for professionals who have demonstrated the skills to successfully implement improved purchasing and supply chain practices as part of a business solution in an organization.
The American Purchasing Society individual certification program was the first program for purchasing professionals. The program has been continually improved since its inception. Other organizations have realized the value of the American Purchasing Society program and have instituted programs of their own, but the American Purchasing Society program is the best because it stresses the importance of integrity and practical on the job knowledge. There are now American Purchasing Society certified professionals throughout the world. Certified Purchasing Professionals (CPP) is selected over other candidates as position requirements have become more demanding.
Certification candidacy is open to all persons in purchasing, materials management or in an executive position. A prerequisite for eligibility for certification is a minimum of three years purchasing related experience OR a degree from a recognized college plus two years of purchasing related experience. Purchasing related experience refers to interaction with sup- pliers or managing those who have interaction with suppliers. Additionally, applicants must meet the requirements outlined herein. In special circumstances, certification may be awarded to an individual who has not met the minimum requirements of formal education, but who has contributed significantly to the profession and who meets all other requirements.
Requirements for Certification:
Applicants for certification are first evaluated on their ethical standards and maturity as demonstrated by their reputation, financial responsibility record, and their ability to communicate. The applicants will have to complete the 8 half day or 4 full day course conducted by Berkeley Middle East in UAE for CPP and 4 half day course for CPPM. On completion of the course, students have to pass a written exam. Applicants for the CPP must take an 80 question (multiple choice) examination. Applicants for the CPPM must satisfactorily complete the CPP examination, after which they must take an 80 question (multiple choice) examination on management and supervision. An applicant may apply directly for the CPP, or both the CPP and CPPM.
|1) Introduction to Purchasing||2) Procurement Planning||3) Procurement Methods||4) Negotiation Strategies||5) Supplier Ratings||6) Contracts|
a) Purchasing Cycle
b) Purchasing System
c) Purchasing Steps
a) Advance Purchase Planning
b) Purchasing Complexity
c) Procurement Planning Content
a) Price Competitive Approach
b) Blanket Purchase Agreements
c) Electronic Procurement
d) Hybrid Procurement Methods
e) System Contracting
b) Steps in Negotiating
c) Tools in Negotiating
d) Types of Negotiations
e) Personality Types
f) Preparing for Negotiations
g) Cross Cultural Negotiations
a) Categorical Method
b) Cost Point Method
c) Vendor Profile Analysis
a) Introduction and Overview
b) What is a Contract?
c) Elements of a Contract
d) Duties and Obligations
e) What is the Deal?
f) Legal Representation
g) General Contract Principles
h) Contract Drafting
i) Contract Drafting Continued
j) Types of Purchasing Contracts
k) Good Faith and Conclusion
|7) Solicitation||8) Sources of Supply||9) International Sourcing||10) Purchasing and Strategy Development||11) Purchasing Management|
a) Solicitation Planning
a) Order of Precedence
b) Make or Buy
c) Lease Purchase Analysis
a) Overview of Worldwide Sourcing
b) Off shore and Domestic Purchasing
c) Trade Barriers
d) Currency Risk Management
e) Currency Adjustment Factors
f) Currency Hedging
g) Global Sourcing Strategies
a) Linking Purchasing and Corporate Strategy
b) Purchasing Goals and Objectives
c) Purchasing Strategy Development Process
d) Types of Purchasing Strategies
e) Supply Management
a) Importance of Management
b) Inter personal skills
c) Management Functions
e) Behavior and attitudes
g) Decision Making
Applicants for Certiﬁed Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM) Certiﬁcation must already have earned and received the Certiﬁed Purchasing Professional (CPP) certiﬁcation or be applying for both programs simultaneously. They also must have either managerial experience or currently be in a managerial position.
A keen understanding of sourcing and procurement cost takeout is very important at the strategic level. One needs to identify where an organization can consolidate spend, use enterprise leverage to negotiate lower unit cost, and then direct the users to purchase from the new enterprise contract. However, in a large global institution, with a fair degree of autonomy in the business units, these tasks can be very difficult to implement. Many a time, companies use leading practices in isolated pockets throughout the enterprise.
The CPPM is an advanced course where the skills of Purchase Managers are honed and they develop an insight into the challenges of the industry that they are engaged in. Complex problem solving, case studies and much more await Purchase Managers at this level of certification.
Certification is crucial towards becoming a world-class purchasing professional. Today’s employers refuse to reward employees for yesterday’s skills. They demand that purchasing professionals should use most modern skills and achieve unprecedented results. They want purchasing professionals to save more money, achieve better operational performance, and reduce risk.
|1) Management||2) Strategic Supply Chain Management||3) Human Resources Management|
a. Functions of Management
b. Levels of Management
c. Management Theory
d. Strategic Management
a. Supply-Production-Distribution System
b. Stages in SCM
c. Inventory Management
d. Decision phases in SCM
f. Case studies
• Introduction to Human Resources Management
• Purchasing Manager as a Leader
• Managing Careers
• Performance Management & Appraisals
For more information kindly contact American Purchasing Society (APS).
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