The Purchasing and Supply Manager's Guide to the C.P.M. Exam

Author: Fred Sollish,John Semanik

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0782150829

Category: Computers

Page: 478

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Real World Scenarios for Practical Insights into the Field ofPurchasing and Supply Management Whether you're a purchasing or supply management professionalseeking to validate the skills and knowledge acquired through yearsof practical experience, or a relative newcomer to the fieldlooking to strengthen your resume, the C.P.M. certification fromthe Institute for Supply Management (ISM) provides you with themeans to do so. The Purchasing and Supply Manager's Guide to theC.P.M. Exam was developed to help you prepare for the four modulesthat comprise the C.P.M. exam, and includes additional study toolsdesigned to reinforce understanding of crucial subject areas. KEY TOPICS INCLUDE: Purchasing Process. Identifying requirements, preparation ofsolicitations, supplier analysis, contract execution,implementation, and administration. Supply Environment. Negotiations, information technology,quality issues, internal relationships, and externalrelationships. Value Enhancement Strategies. Sourcing analysis, supply andinventory management, value enhancing methods, forecasting andstrategies. Management. Management and organization, and human resourcemanagement. This Study Guide is not sponsored by, endorsed by, or affiliatedin any way with the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). ISM andC.P.M. are trademarks or registered marks of the Institute forSupply Management. This publication may be used in assistingstudents to prepare for the C.P.M. exam, but neither Harbor LightPress nor ISM warrants that use of this publication will ensurepassing of the exam. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file.

The Guide to National Professional Certification Programs

Author: Philip M. Harris

Publisher: Human Resource Development

ISBN: 0874256321

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 6745


The job market continues to change. Highly skilled and specialized workers are in demand. Traditional education cannot meet all the needs to create specialty skill workers. Certification provides up-to-date training and development while promoting individual or professional skills and knowledge in a focused manner. Certification as a way of continuing professional eduction can also be more cost effective.

Purchasing and Supply Management

Creating the Vision

Author: David J. Pooler,Victor H. Pooler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461560276

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 382

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Purchasing and Supply Management includes the latest management, procurement, and negotiation techniques and the authors have taken great care to integrate the impact of global commerce on the buyers job. Historically, purchasing evolved as a weak part of manufacturing, gained its independence, and expanded to a financial contributer to a company's success. A major challenge of the buying job is to manage supply management. To do this, the buyer must know and use the full range of techniques and procedures available to the true professional. This book is dedicated to these functions of supply and all they entail.

Encyclopedia of American Business

Author: W. Davis Folsom,Rick Boulware

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438109865

Category: Business

Page: 529

View: 349


Many people who are interested in business never learn more than the basics because they are either intimidated by the complexity of the business lexicon or they have never been exposed to the common features and principles that form the geography of the business world. Encyclopedia of American Business is an easy-to-use guide to the nuts and bolts of business jargon, explaining difficult ideas in straightforward language. Designed especially for non-specialist, students, and general readers, the encyclopedia helps novices understand the complex and sometimes confusing concepts and terms that are used in business. Five general areas of business are covered: accounting, banking, finance, marketing, and management. Terms, concepts, and associations that one is most likely to encounter in business are the focus of the volume, making it a great place to start learning about how businesses operate and what the primary and different features of specific business-related functions or ideas mean. Entries include annual report, balanced budget, capital, deflation, exchange rate, joint ventures, marketing concept, mutual funds, profit sharing, and zero-sum game.

Proactive Purchasing in the Supply Chain: The Key to World-Class Procurement

Author: David Burt,Sheila Petcavage,Richard Pinkerton

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071770623

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 512

View: 5607


Transform purchasing operations from reactive to proactive supply management Written for purchasing managers, Proactive Purchasing in the Supply Chain reveals how to use the latest and best procurement practices to help your organization maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of its supply chain. The ability of purchasing to dramatically increase return on investment, reduce costs, improve quality, and shorten time to market is highlighted throughout this practical guide. Essential topics such as legal issues, green purchasing, negotiation, ethics, price-cost analysis, production-inventory control, purchasing risk management, sourcing, and demand-logistics management are addressed. Real-world case studies in each chapter demonstrate the strategies presented in the book. A detailed planning model for implementing these world-class procurement methods is also contained in this definitive resource. The authors combine extensive industry, educational, research, and consulting experience to cover topics such as: The latest "best-in-class" purchasing methods, tools, procedures, and systems Price-cost analyses and how to fight price increases How to organize the purchasing department to achieve maximum value added in the supply chain Green purchasing Purchasing risk management programs and procedures How to separate strategic from tactical buying Step-by-step checklists for major purchasing functions How to overcome obstacles Forecasting methods for demand management How to transform the purchasing department from a cost center to a value-added operation Social responsibility and ethical issues Planning steps and basic management skills Preparation for relevant certification programs