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Supply Chain PROCUREMENT CERTIFICATE

ASCM Supply Chain PROCUREMENT CERTIFICATE: The program provides an overview of procurement fundamentals, sourcing strategies, supplier relationship management, negotiations, evaluation metrics, and more.

The Supply Chain Procurement Certificate program is a foundational education program designed to help both entry-level and experienced supply chain professionals expand their procurement knowledge and skills. You’ll be better equipped to:

  • Develop a strategic sourcing strategy
  • Establish effective procurement policies
  • Effectively score supplier capabilities and select optimal suppliers
  • Engage in more effective contract management negotiations
  • Trace the purchase order flow from requirements identification to purchase order close-out
  • Review supplier and internal procurement organization performance using data and metrics
  • Engage in sustainable and ethical sourcing

Train your team in Supply Chain Procurement

The 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 ASCM Supply Chain Procurement Certificate program is designed for both new and experienced procurement professionals, as well as individuals transitioning into procurement roles. It is also relevant for other supply chain professionals, suppliers and vendors, students, and recent graduates interested in procurement or supply chain management. This program benefits individuals in various industries who want to enhance their understanding of procurement processes and strategies, regardless of their previous experience or background.

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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What is the Supply Chain PROCUREMENT CERTIFICATE

Develop a strong foundation in procurement with the ASCM Supply Chain Procurement certificate program. The program includes a thorough course with hours of education
and a comprehensive final exam covering the following topics:

  • Fundamentals of Purchasing
  • Sourcing Strategies
  • Purchase Order Management and Performance Measurement
  • Contract Management and Negotiations
  • Sustainability and Ethical Sourcing
  • Procurement Evaluation Metrics and Intelligent Supply Chain
Supply Chain PLANNING CERTIFICATE

Top reasons to get started

  • Career Advancement: Stand out in a competitive job market with a digital badge proving competence in a critical function of the supply chain.
  • Flexibility: The certificate program can be  self-paced so you can make it work for your schedule. You’ll have lifetime access to the course materials.
  • Credibility: ASCM is the gold standard in supply chain education, training, and development.

Benefits for organizations

Organizations benefit from the ASCM Supply Chain Procurement Certificate through improved procurement performance, enhanced supplier relationships, increased efficiency, and reduced risks. The program fosters stronger supplier partnerships and emphasizes risk management, protecting the organization from disruptions. Investing in this certification not only enhances the procurement function but also demonstrates a commitment to employee development, improving job satisfaction and retention.

Benefits for individuals

The ASCM Supply Chain Procurement Certificate significantly boosts career prospects by validating procurement knowledge and skills, leading to advancement opportunities and higher earning potential. It equips individuals with valuable expertise in areas like sourcing, negotiation, and supplier management, improving job performance and effectiveness. The globally recognized credential enhances professional credibility and opens doors to networking opportunities, fostering growth and recognition within the procurement field.

Objectives:
  1. List the five steps in the purchase order flow.
  2. List the two steps in the purchasing cycle that are not included in the purchase order flow.
  3. Compare static to dynamic database files.
  4. Calculate MRP using inventory data provided.
  5. Define vendor-managed inventory (VMI) process.
  6. List one step in the purchase order flow that is not included in the procure-to-pay cycle.
  7. List the five components of a SRM system.
Topics: Purchase Order Management and Performance Measurement - Overview

Purchase Requisition

  • Purchase Order Flow
  • Visual Purchasing Policies Purchase Order Flow Step 1: Generate Requisition
  • Data Maintenance — Static and Dynamic Database Files
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • MRP Purchase Order Actions
  • Purchasing Kanban
  • Supplier Kanban Example
  • Order Point and Periodic Review
  • Budgeted versus Unexpected Requirements

Purchase Order Management

  • Purchase Order Flow Step 2: Issue Purchase Order – Ordering Approaches
  • Vendor-Managed Inventory (VMI)
  • Purchasing Process Methods
  • Timing of Purchases
  • Transportation Mode Decision
  • Purchase Order Flow Step 3: Follow Up — Status Reporting
  • Purchase Order Flow Step 4: Receiving and Order Close-Out
  • Purchase Order Flow Step 5: Approve Payment

Purchasing Performance Measurement

  • Purchasing Performance Measurement
  • Global Sourcing
  • Effect of Technology and the Internet on Purchasing
  • Internet-Enabled Purchasing Components
  • Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)
  • SRM Services
  • SRM Processing
  • Portals and Auctions

Video Interview: Purchase Order Management

Purchase Order Management and Performance Management - Summary

Objectives:
  1. List the five steps in the purchase order flow.
  2. List the two steps in the purchasing cycle that are not included in the purchase order flow.
  3. Compare static to dynamic database files.
  4. Calculate MRP using inventory data provided.
  5. Define vendor-managed inventory (VMI) process.
  6. List one step in the purchase order flow that is not included in the procure-to-pay cycle.
  7. List the five components of a SRM system.
Topics: Contract Management and Negotiations - Overview

Contract Management

  • Contract Defined
  • Phases of Contract Management
  • Contract Performance
  • ERP System Functionality and SRM for Contract Management
  • Dispute Resolution

Negotiations – What to Negotiate

  • Negotiation Objectives – What Is negotiated?
  • Agreements Drive Negotiations
  • Value and Risk
  • Pricing
  • Terms and Conditions - Specific to Contract
  • Terms and Conditions - Generic
  • Terms and Conditions – Legal Clauses

Negotiations - How to Negotiate

  • Negotiations – How to Negotiate
  • Grasp the Situation
  • Five Forces of Competition
  • Culture
  • Procurement Classification Matrix and SWOT Analysis

PDCA Framework

  • Plan - Overview
  • Topics to be Negotiated
  • Influences during Negotiations
  • Negotiating Style
  • Negotiation Tactics
  • Simulate, Practice, and Send Agenda
  • Do - Overview
  • Successful Negotiators
  • Check – Overview
  • Action – Overview

Interview: Negotiations

Contract Management and Negotiations – Summary

Objectives:
  1. Explain the benefits of utilizing sustainable procurement principles and practices.
  2. Explain the Triple Bottom Line.
  3. List the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact.
  4. List methods for using sustainability in product design.
  5. Give examples of supplier sustainability criteria, including economic, social and environmental actions.
  6. List elements of sustainable packaging.
  7. Define why it is important for procurement professionals to act and source in an ethical manner.
  8. Explain the use of diversity in ethical sourcing.
Topics: Sustainability and Ethical Sourcing – Overview 

Sustainability Principles

  • Introduction to Sustainability
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Procurement
  • Triple Bottom Line
  • Sustainability Principles
  • Carbon Footprint and Waterprint
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Guidelines and Standards

  • Sustainability Guidelines and Standards That Influence Procurement
  • Global Reporting Initiative
  • Recognized Standards in Procurement: ISO
  • Other Recognized Standards in Procurement

Application of Sustainability in Procurement

  • Applying Sustainability to Procurement Activities
  • General Procurement Sustainability Guidelines
  • Sustainable Sourcing of Products and Services
  • Sustainability Activities with Suppliers
  • Working with Suppliers on Packaging
  • Sustainable Procurement Logistics Activities
  • Organizational Activities for Procurement
  • Implementation of Sustainable Procurement
  • Prioritizing Products and Services
  • Sustainable Procurement Trade-offs
  • Sustainable Procurement Success Criteria.

Ethical Sourcing

  • Ethics within the Procurement Function
  • General Ethics Issues
  • Ethical Sourcing
  • Diversity in Sourcing
  • Conflict Minerals
  • Code of Conduct
  • Legislation related to Sourcing Practices
  • Benefits of Ethical Sourcing
  • Steps to Ensure Ethical Behavior and Sourcing
  • How to Begin an Ethical Sourcing Initiative

Interview: Sustainability

Sustainability and Ethical Sourcing – Summary

Objectives:
  1. Discuss the importance of metrics within procurement.
  2. Develop procurement metrics for the procurement area and suppliers.
  3. Know how to use benchmarking and discuss the benefits.
  4. Describe the elements of balanced scorecards.
  5. Identify sustainability measurement criteria.
  6. Develop a supplier rating system for evaluating suppliers.
  7. Describe the use of blockchain technology.
  8. Understand the different types of advanced analytics.
  9. List different kinds of artificial intelligence.
Topics: Procurement Evaluation Metrics and Intelligent Supply Chain - Overview

Procurement Evaluation Metrics

  • Introduction to Procurement Evaluation Metrics
  • Using Measurements in Procurement
  • Steps to Implement a Procurement Metrics Program
  • Challenges for Measurement Systems
  • Benchmarking and KPIs
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

SCOR and ASCM Enterprise

  • SCOR and SCOR metrics
  • ASCM Enterprise Certification

Procurement and Supplier Metrics

  • Internal Procurement Metrics
  • Sustainability Metrics
  • Environmental Metrics
  • Social Responsibility Metrics
  • Supplier Metrics
  • Supply Chain Metrics
  • Types of Supplier Metrics
  • Performance Results and Audits
  • Supplier Certification

Intelligent Supply Chain

  • Intelligent Supply Chain
  • Role of Information in the Management of the Supply Chain
  • Cloud Computing, Big Data, Control Towers, and Artificial Intelligence
  • Advanced Analytics
  • Inter-organizational Systems
  • Blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Supply Chain Event Management
  • Intelligent Supplier Collaboration and Interaction
  • Intelligent Supply Chain Logistics
  • Other Supply Chain Technology and Trends

Interview: Procurement Evaluation Metrics Procurement Evaluation

Metrics and Intelligent Supply Chain - Summary

Passing score: 70%

Questions: 72

12 questions per session

• Fundamentals of Procurement

• Sourcing Strategies

• Purchase Order Management and Performance Measurement

• Contract Management and Negotiations

• Sustainability and Ethical Sourcing

• Procurement Evaluation Metrics and Intelligent Supply Chain

• Test: Supply Chain Procurement Certificate

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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