Whether you want to stand out in your current career role or take your expertise to the next level, becoming a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) is essential. A CPSM certification will set you apart as an expert in critical areas of global supply chain management such as sustainability, strategic sourcing & forecasting and risk/compliance. As an ISM member you will receive discounted exam pricing and have access to exclusive online study materials and resources.
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Updated 2014. The first half of the book, "Creating a Shared Vision," explores management issues such as, developing shared values, setting direction, creating alignment and commitment for the supply organizations shared vision. These chapters deal with issues such as various leadership styles, developing strategies, aligning with internal and external stakeholders, team building and managing conflict within the supply organization. The second half of the book, "Managing Complexity," focuses on risk management and mitigation, developing business plans and linking these to the strategic sourcing process. This includes outsourcing, developing and staffing the supply management organization, providing rewards and professional development for supply management and executing the strategic sourcing process.