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Transform Yourself

Transform Yourself Position yourself as a strategic innovator in supply chain management with the Certified Professional

Position yourself as a strategic innovator in supply chain management with the Certified Professional in Supply Management.

yourself as a strategic innovator in supply chain management with the Certified Professional in Supply Management.
CPSM ® s earn 23% more than those without a designation. Source: ISM 2011 Salary

CPSM ® s earn 23% more than those without a designation.

Source: ISM 2011 Salary Survey

Transform Yourself

Are you looking for ways to be more marketable and earns higher salary? To reposition yourself, you need more knowledge. more experience and a jump on the competition. Use the Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM ® ) from the Institute for Supply Management™, the first supply management association in the world. It can give you the edge you need in this globe marketplace along with the potential to earn 23 percent more (ISM 2011 Salary Survey).

For significantly less money than other professional development opportunities, you can transform your career. Boost the effectiveness of your bachelor's degree and practical work experience by becoming a CPSM ® .

Use the shorter, cost-effective and more manageable time frame of the CPSM ® , to reinvent your skill set into a multifaceted expertise of a global supply chain. Most candidates complete the CPSM ® program for less than ` 25,000 in six to 12 months.

This makes the CPSM ® a much more attractive option compared with other career- advancing opportunities that may cost tens of thousands of dollars and can take years to complete. You need to increase your marketability now, not a few years from now.

The CPSM ® sets high standards for your career and organization by helping you pioneer new supply chain strategies or cross over into an entirely new industry. It proves you have what it takes to lead your organization through the twists and turns of the global economy, using your cross-functional skills to realize success in all supply chain activities.

Recognized Globally

Recognized globally, the CPSM ® defines you as a supply management professional around the world. Since its debut in May 2008, ISM boasts CPSM ® ’S in more than 30 countries, with testing centers in more than 230 locations.

As an added benefit that increases your global marketability, ISM has entered into reciprocity agreements with other organizations outside the US. Visit the Professional Credentials section of the ISM website for specific reciprocity programs and eligibility requirements.

The CPSM ® is the professional credential that leads you into the decision-maker role, compelling you to generate strategic solutions. You will have the capacity to effectively manage a global supply chain, whether you work in the non-manufacturing or manufacturing sector.

The multidimensional expertise demanded by the CPSM ® gives you a macro perspective of strategic sourcing, cultural awareness, risk compliance issues, organizational global strategy, logistics and social responsibility. Knowledge in areas such as finance and the benchmarking of global suppliers is also covered in the exams. The integrated skill set required to reach this professional designation in areas like commodity management, supplier diversity and supplier relationship management allows you to continually evolve and drive value in every link of the supply chain.

Make your move now.

How to Prepare for the CPSM ® Exams

! Set goals and create a realistic timeline to study and take your exam(s).

! Take the CPSM ® Diagnostic Kit practice test(s) to find your weak areas. Use the score report to develop a study plan to target areas you need to strengthen — areas in which you scored less than 75 percent. The score report references where to find the answers and explanations at the CPSM ® Study Guide, the ISM Professional Series and a few other resources giving you personalized study plan.

! Once you are more confident, take another practice test to make sure you understand the concepts. If your scores improved, take your exam(s).

! If you find you still need more help, take a CPSM ® Review Course. They are available in three different formats to fit your schedule — online, self-study workbook or face-to-face seminars. Check out the ISM website and your ISM affiliate for details.

CPSM ® Exam Content

Exams cover the major areas of supply management. For detailed exam specifications, visit the Professional Credentials section of the ISM website at www.ism.ws

Exam 1 – Foundation of Supply Management

165 questions, two hours and 45 minutes

Contracting and negotiation I Social Responsibility | Cost and Finance I Sourcing I International Supplier Relationship Management

Exam 2 — E !ective Supply Management Performance

165 questions, two hours and 45 minutes

Forecasting I Materials and Inventory Management I Logistics I Organization and Department Assessment | Product and Service Development I Quality I Planning

Exam 3 — Leadership in Supply Management

180 questions, three hours

Leadership I Strategic Sourcing I Risk Compliance

CPSM ® Eligibility

! Three

years

of

full-time,

nonclerical, non-support

professional

supply

management

experience

! degree

Bachelor's

from

a

regionally

accredited

institution

or

international

equivalent

! Successfully pass three CPSM ® Exams, OR, if you are a C.P.M. in good standing, pass the Bridge Exam (test centers located in more than 230 locations around the world)

Re-certify every three years with 60 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs). For added convenience, ISM offers many online courses to earn CEHs, including Web seminars.

Use These Resources to Study

ISM offers a variety of study materials to assist you in preparing for your exams. To meet your personal study preference, some study materials are available in print or online. ISM best-sellers include the CPSM ® Study Guide and the CPSM ® Diagnostic Kit.

® Study Guide and the CPSM ® Diagnostic Kit . CPSM ® Study Guide The CPSM
® Study Guide and the CPSM ® Diagnostic Kit . CPSM ® Study Guide The CPSM

CPSM ® Study Guide

The CPSM ® Study Guide, an expanded outline of the exam content, provides information on test specifications, examples of the testing format and question styles. (Bridge Exam content is noted.)

CPSM ® and CPSM ® Bridge Exam Diagnostic Kit

The CPSM ® Diagnostic Kit, in your choice of print or web versions, helps you focus your study efforts by identifying any areas of supply management that need improvement. You get a sample test for the CPSM ® Exam(s) with a scoring chart and correct answers, including justifications and bibliographic references. Use with the CPSM ® Study Guide. Note: Print or web versions have the same content.

CPSM ® Supplemental Reading List

For those who want additional study, a CPSM ® Supplemental Reading list is available at www.ism.ws. The Supplemental Reading List contains a variety of exam-related titles that give you additional resources in the broad areas of supply management.

“I didn’t want to be

catching up with those

coming into the profession,

I want to stay ahead.

The CPSM ®

differentiates you

from your peers

or other people being considered for a role.”

Jami Bliss, CPSM, C.P.M., MBA

Manager – Supplier Collaboration ConAgra Foods, Inc.

ISM Professional Series The ISM Professional Series focuses on challenges, goals and the integrated skill

ISM Professional Series

The ISM Professional Series focuses on challenges, goals and the integrated skill sets needed to be successful in strategic supply management. The series draws from all industries and levels, formulating a macro view of the profession. Each volume corresponds with one of the three CPSM ® Exams.

ISM Members get nearly savings of 25% in all above publications.

Online Review Courses

For details please visit www.ism-knowledgecenter.ws

CPSM ® costs with our best-selling study materials.

 

ISM Members

Nonmembers

Course Fee covering copy of all study material including Diagnostic Kit

`15,000

`20,000

Three CPSM ® Exams (Each `1,500 )

`4,500

`6,000

CPSM ® Application Fees

`4,500

`6,000

Getting Started

Order your study materials and register for your exams at www.ism-india.org. Once you pass all three exams (or the Bridge Exam if you are a qualified C.P.M.), send your application to ISM with proof of your bachelor's degree, score reports and work experience documentation. Exam scores are valid for four years. Most candidates take between six to 12 months to become a CPSM ® .

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Institute for Supply Management (ISM) – ISM-India is an affiliate of which - is the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM exists to lead and serve the supply management profession and

is a highly influential and respected association in the global marketplace. By executing and extending its

mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals

and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals and organizations with an interest in supply management in more than 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM ® ) and Certified Professional In Supplier Diversity (CPSD ® ) qualifications and is

a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

Of special interest to those involved in:

Purchasing

Inventory Control

Strategic Sourcing

Product/Service Development

Materials Management

Distribution

Manufacturing

Investment Recovery/Disposition

Packaging

Quality

Warehousing

Logistics

Receiving

Transportation

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ISM is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM)