12 weeks
1 session per week
4 hours per session
Total class hours: 48


This course is designed for those in purchasing who would like to increase their professional approach to purchasing and the related supply management disciplines. Participants may also pursue their Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) or Certified in Supply Management (CSM) credential through the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).

After completing the course, participants will have an improved understanding of procurement, sourcing and leadership concepts consistent with the CPSM and CSM body of knowledge.

Recommended Prerequisites

Purchasing experience.


Section 1: Sessions 1 thru 4

  • Contracting and Negotiation
  • Cost and Finance
  • International
  • Social Responsibility
  • Sourcing
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Section Review and Analysis, consistent with ISM practices

Section 2: Sessions 5 thru 8

  • Forecasting
  • Logistics
  • Materials and Inventory
  • Organization/Department Assessment
  • Planning
  • Product and Service Development
  • Project Management
  • Quality
  • Section Review and Analysis, consistent with ISM practices

Visual Workplace and 5S Strategy

  • Brainstorming Visual Workplace Tools
  • Standard Work Exercise
  • 5S Process Review

Section 3: Sessions 9 thru 12

  • Leadership
  • Risk and Compliance
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Section Review and Analysis, consistent with ISM practice

Employee Application Employer Application