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CPSM® Exam Review

Upcoming Dates/Locations


This review course will help prepare supply management professionals to take the CPSM® Exam. Participants will gain an understanding of the CPSM programs and of the breadth of content covered in each of the three exams.

  • Supply Management Core
  • Supply Management Integration
  • Leadership and Transformation in Supply Management

This course also provides best practices that can be applied to your organization.

The course begins with a brief overview of exam content areas, question format and types, exam characteristics and test-taking tips. CPSM candidates will spend most of the course working on activities tied to tasks weighted most heavily in the exam specifications and where candidates may expect the most exam questions on the exams. Students will have the opportunity to identify areas for further study using ISM published study materials and other resources. Due to time constraints, the course will not cover every task on the Exam. Attending this course does not guarantee successful completion of the exams.

You will earn 21 CEHs for this seminar

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to CPSM
    1. Why and How
    2. Certification and Recertification Requirements
    3. Cost, Registration and Application Information
    4. Content CPSM Exam
    5. Characteristics and Technical Properties of Exams
    6. Scoring of Exams
    7. Types of Exam Questions
    8. Reference Materials for Additional Study and Preparation
    9. Distribution of Questions Within Exams
    10. Test-Taking Hints and Tips
  2. Supply Management Core
    1. Sourcing
    2. Category Management
    3. Negotiation
    4. Legal and Contractual
    5. Supplier Relationship Management
    6. Cost and Price Management
    7. Financial Analysis
  3. Supply Management Integration
    1. Supply Chain Strategy
    2. Sales and Operations Planning
      • Demand Planning
      • Forecasting
      • Product and Service Development
    3. Quality Management
    4. Logistics and Materials Management
    5. Project Management
  4. Leadership and Transformation in Supply Management
    1. Leadership and Business Acumen
      • Strategy Development
      • Stakeholder Engagement
      • People Development and Coaching
    2. Systems Capability and Technology
    3. Risk and Compliance
    4. Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics
  5. Wrap-up and Conclusion


Upcoming Dates & Locations

September 25-27, 2018 Denver, CO Jim Fleming Register