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Supplier Relationship Management Certificate

ASCM's SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE will give you the knowledge and best practices to transform your supplier relationships into competitive advantages.

The program provides you with comprehensive knowledge of the concepts, tools, and trends related to supplier relationship management. You’ll be better equipped to:

  • Identify, evaluate and deepen supplier and vendor relationships
  • Negotiate supplier contracts and agreements
  • Evaluate and monitor the benefits and risks associated with suppliers
  • Enhance organizational efficiency and drive value across your supply chain
Supplier Relationship Management

Train your team in Supplier Relationship Management

The self-paced program includes 20 hours of education and a comprehensive final exam within an interactive online platform. You will also have access to flashcards, video clips, practice questions, and more to help cultivate a stronger understanding of each topic.

After passing the exam, you will earn your certificate and a digital badge that you can display on your LinkedIn profile and within your email signature. Additionally, learners can earn 20 certification maintenance points upon completion of the program.

Who should attend?

The new ASCM Supplier Relationship Management Certificate is designed for anyone who wants to improve their knowledge and skills in supplier relationship management. The program is designed to help participants build stronger and more collaborative partnerships with suppliers, which can boost efficiency, quality, and innovation. The certificate is also beneficial for those who want to stand out in a competitive job market, as it provides a globally recognized digital badge demonstrating knowledge of supplier relationship management.

Each ASCM Supply Chain CERTIFICATE PROGRAM is available as Instructor-led Public Training, In-house class, and/or Online Self-Paced Training. Choose your preferred method of learning and contact Symix Premier APICS Training Partner to start your learning journey.


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Get 15% discount from the regular ASCM Member and Non-member price of the Supplier Relationship Management Certificate Program

What is the Supplier Relationship Management CERTIFICATE

Unpredictable challenges continue to disrupt global supply chains. In response, companies are placing a higher priority on building strong relationships with key suppliers. Through the implementation of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) practices, companies will better understand supplier capabilities, reduce costs, limit risks, and gain end-to-end visibility across the supply chain.

ASCM’s Supplier Relationship Management Certificate provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to create long-term and low-risk relationships with valuable suppliers, enhancing the stability and reliability of your supply chain operations. The self-paced online program includes 20 hours of education and a comprehensive final exam. After passing the exam, you’ll earn a certificate and digital badge.


Top reasons to get started

Optimize Supplier Relationships: Build stronger and more collaborative partnerships with suppliers to boost efficiency, quality, and innovation.

Enhanced Credibility: Stand out in a competitive job market with a globally recognized digital badge demonstrating your knowledge of supplier relationship management.

Leadership Empowerment: This program aims to enable leaders to transform their supplier relationships into competitive advantages, driving strategic value for their supply chain. 

  1. Define supplier relationship management and its key components.
  2. Describe the history of Supplier Relationship Management, how it has evolved over time, and how the current landscape fosters collaboration, diversification, resilience, and inclusivity.
  3. Identify the key benefits companies can gain from utilizing Supplier Relationship Management practices and strategies.
  4. Explain the importance of Supplier Relationship Management in the context of Supply Chain Management.
  5. Describe the different types of supplier relationships and how Supplier Relationship Management functions within each of them.
  6. Describe the different types of supplier contracts and agreements, highlighting their specific purposes in SRM practices.
  7. Summarize the challenges and pitfalls companies face when incorporating Supplier Relationship Management practices into their business models and what solutions can be implemented to troubleshoot them.

1. Analyze the reasons and requirements for supplier selections.
2. Prioritize supplier selection criteria based on their relevance to business needs.
3. Assess the advantages and disadvantages of different sourcing methods.
4. Follow the criterion ranking methodology for identifying supplier capabilities.
5. Describe the key benefits of supplier evaluation and how supplier evaluations contribute to the selection of sustainable suppliers aligned with TBL principles.
6. Use supplier segmentation frameworks to strategically allocate time, resources, and investments into supplier relationships.

1. Define Supplier Development and its benefits.
2. Outline the roles and expectations for supplier relationship management.
3. Examine the supplier development process.
4. Recognize Financial Assistance with Supplier Development.
5. Identify factors for supplier collaboration.

1. Define Supplier Performance Management and how it supports the effective management of supplier relationships.
2. Discuss the importance of effective Supplier Performance Management.
3. Follow industry standards and best practices for monitoring, evaluating, reporting, and communicating performance expectations to suppliers.
4. Assess and evaluate the performance of suppliers to make sure expectations are being met, communication is strong, and relationships.
5. Describe what it means to give effective supplier performance feedback to suppliers.
6. Enhance supplier performance and strengthen relationships through proven performance improvement techniques.

1. Define supplier risks and recognize the importance of mitigating them.
2. Identify and assess supplier risks.
3. Outline strategies, policies, and procedures for managing supplier risks.
4. Describe how to monitor supplier risks and why it is important

1. Describe the SRM Framework and why it is important.
2. Effectively manage supplier relationships by leveraging influencing factors, aligning SRM with organizational goals, categorizing supplier-customer relationships, implementing communication strategies, handling conflicts, and recognizing strategic alliances.
3. Build and maintain strong supplier relationships through clear communication, collaboration, and performance monitoring, including implementing effective mechanisms, problem-solving techniques, and innovation strategies.
4. Leverage technology to streamline SRM processes.
5. Analyze case studies of successful SRM implementations to extract real-world examples, lessons learned, and best practices for effective SRM strategies.

Prepare for the Exam

Symix ASCM (APICS) Premier Channel Partner offers certification preparation classes led by internationally recognized ASCM (APICS) qualified instructors in multiple locations.

For companies seeking in-house training for their employees we offer certification preparation classes at time and place convenient for your organization.

Exams and Exam Dates

APICS (ASCM) exams are delivered via computer-based testing MPR(CBT) at Pearson VUE test centers, which are located around the world.

The exam is computer based in English and the questions are closed (you can choose from several answers).

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