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CPSM Module 1

Foundations of Supply Management

A must have professional certification for Sourcing and Supply Chain practitioners worldwide, the CPSM polishes your skills in testing areas such as Sourcing, Project Management, Transportation, Finance, Supplier Relationship Management, Risk & Compliance, Quality, Leadership, and more. Vastly growing as a “go to” desired credential for Hiring Managers in our field, it provides the perfect edge you need to stay ahead in this competitive marketplace.

Who should attend?

  • Purchasing / Procurement / Sourcing / Buying / Supply Management / Operations / Supply chain

  • Three years of full-time, professional supply management experience (nonclerical, nonsupport) with a bachelor’s degree from regionally accredited institution or international equivalent or

  • Five years of full-time, professional supply management experience (nonclerical, nonsupport) without a qualified bachelor’s degree


  • Gain an understanding of the best practices and processes of supply management

  • Develop practical skills to make accurate and profitable decisions

  • Learn how to create and implement innovative and effective supply strategies

  • Bring the latest supply management practices to your organization

  • Integrate the supply management function into your organization's supply chain networks

  • Prepare for the Institute of Supply Management's CPSM® certification exam

Course Outline

Contracting & Negotiations

  • Solicitations for competitive bids, quotations and proposals with pertinent specifications, terms and conditions

  • Strategies and tactics for negotiations, including definition of roles and responsibilities of team members

  • Lead/conduct/support negotiations with suppliers to obtain desired results

  • Preparation and/or issuance of contracts/purchase orders/agreements

  • Contracts/purchase orders from award to completion or termination

Cost and Finance

  • Supply management department budget

  • Cost management program strategies for purchases

  • Savings potential and opportunities and strategies for specific categories through spend analysis

  • Cost/benefit analyses on acquisitions.

  • Financing and leveraging strategies for purchases.


  • International markets to source goods and services

  • International sources of materials and services

  • Documentation regarding cross-border transactions

Social Responsibility

  • Code of business conduct for the supply management function and external suppliers

  • Environmentally responsible programs throughout the supply chain and life cycle

  • Organizational and supply chain safety policies and procedures

  • Sourcing

  • Potential sources of goods or services.

  • Competitive offerings to determine the overall best offer for a product/service

  • Sourcing and supply strategies based on forecasted data

Supplier Relationship Management

  • Opportunities and benefits for rationalizing supply base

  • Effective relationships with suppliers

  • Supplier diversity program

  • Supplier qualification plans and reports to assure components, materials and suppliers meet specified

requirements (regulatory, safety, reliability, quality)

  • Supplier performance evaluations

  • Supplier exit strategies

  • Maximize system throughput

*Note: course dates are liable to change according to the trainers schedule and number of students. To open a public-course in Vietnam there is a minimum of 12 students required. For current course information and questions please contact CEL-consulting by phone or email: or +84 (08) 22 494 241


Instructors are nominated according to course requirements and instructor availability. Detailed instructor profiles are available upon request. While choosing instructors, our goal is to select instructors with both extensive experiences in different industries as well as with exceptional teaching recommendations.

​Up coming class: 23 24 25 Oct 2017

CPSM Public Course Fees

US$ 870/ Pax /Module /3 full-days


  • For Early Bird: US $100/pax off (Please confirmed your attendant 2 weeks before training date to get this discount)

  • 50% discount of 3th modules for registration & payment received for registrants of 03 modules at the same time

  • Group booking: US $50/pax discount for registration & payment received for group registration of 02-05 pax/group.

Registration & Payment

  • All registrations are tentative until payment is received. Payment can be settled by Bank Transfer, Cash, Credit Card. Payment will be paid in Vietnam Dong to assigned bank account. 100% full payment before the course registration deadline.

  • All payment are expected to be received before the course start date. If for any reasons that the payment can’t be received before the informed deadline, registrants will have to notify CEL Consulting in written and agree to sign in the “Payment Confirmation” document. If payment is late in accordance to the informed deadline when the course has been completed, registrants shall be charged a penalty of 1.5% per month on the overdue amount from the due date until paid.

  • The official invoice (red invoice) will be issued to registrants on the 1st day of the event under the condition that the payment is paid.

  • To register your attendance, please email or call +84 (28) 22 494 241

    In-house Training

    It is possible to organize CPSM courses as an in-company training customized to your organization’s specifications and requirements. The trainings can take place on-site at your location, at our training venue, or at a conference center, and can be scheduled suitable to your timing. In-house training helps organizations excel by customizing course content to address your organization’s needs. Please email or call +84 (28) 22 494 241 for more details.

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