The Association for Supply Chain Management has recently announced the launch of its ASCM Supply Chain Procurement Certificate program. The new educational program is available to both entry-level and experienced supply chain professionals, and provides an overview of procurement fundamentals as well as sourcing strategies, supplier relationship management, negotiations and evaluation metrics.
“Procurement has long been a critical link in the supply chain, but most recently procurement professionals have played a significant role in keeping supply chains moving during these ‘black swan’ events throughout the past year,” said Abe Eshkenazi, CEO of ASCM CEO. “Companies are realizing that procurement is more than just purchasing or sourcing. The strategy behind it can be used as a competitive advantage within their industries that has a direct impact on the bottom line.”
In addition to entry-level practitioners, the ASCM Supply Chain Procurement certificate program is suitable for professionals already working in sourcing, purchasing, supplier relationship management or contract management as well as individuals looking to get into the supply chain field. There are no prerequisites for the program.
The certificate program consists of 18-20 hours of education on subjects such as:
Individuals who complete the certificate program will be awarded a printable certificate along with a digital badge that can be displayed on social media and in email signatures. Recipients of the certificate will not need to earn continuing education credits to maintain the achievement.
The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) is the global leader in supply chain organizational transformation, innovation and leadership. As the largest nonprofit association for supply chain, ASCM is an unbiased partner, connecting companies around the world to the newest thought leadership on all aspects of supply chain. ASCM is built on a foundation of APICS certification and training spanning 60 years. Now, ASCM is driving innovation in the industry with new products, services and partnerships that enable companies to further optimize their supply chains, secure their competitive advantage and positively influence their bottom lines.
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