ISM's F@stLearning Series



Welcome to ISM's F@stLearning Series. ISM's F@stLearning is a series of short, user-friendly, independent study courses — approximately one to two hours in length. The series is designed to enhance your knowledge in a specific area of supply chain management or business. The learning methodology is based on the SET Model: Study the material, complete a number of Exercises, and then to Test on what you've learned.

Once you purchase the course you will be able to download the materials in .pdf format and start when you are ready. Once you pass the end-of-course test you'll be able to download a Certificate of Completion from the ISM website.

NOTE: All F@stLearning Series courses and tests are active for one year from the date of purchase.

Earn 2 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) with each F@stLearning course.

Non-Member Price: $49
Member Price: $29



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Leadership: It's In You — Bring It Out
Leadership in Practice for Modern Times

Having a nice kitchen doesn't make you a chef, and being the boss doesn't necessarily make you a leader. Leaders are made, not born, and with this exclusive independent study course from ISM you'll receive insights from modern leaders, find out what traits often make a good leader, and learn how to expand your leadership skills and unlock your own value.

ITEM #
FLS02
EXAM SPECIFICATION
CPSM Exam 3, Task 3-A-8




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The Rating Game
Supplier Performance Evaluation Concepts

How would you rate your supplier evaluation process?
__Outstanding;    __Okay, but could still use some help;    __What evaluation process?

If you answered 2 or 3, you're in the right place. In this exclusive independent study course you'll learn the rationale for supplier evaluation, methods that are used to achieve the best results, and how to get started. Organizations pursuing supplier assessment commonly see over a 20% improvement in supplier performance metrics (e.g., on-time delivery, quality, and cost). Make sure your organization is one of them.

ITEM #
FLS01
EXAM SPECIFICATION
CPSM Exam 2, Task 2-H-3




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Reaping What You SOW
Statements of Work — Knowing, Creating & Improving These Essential Documents

A detailed Statement of Work (SOW) is perhaps the single-most important element of a successful solicitation or contract. Without one, suppliers won't know what's expected of them and the potential for misunderstandings and dissatisfaction grows. This course focuses on creation or improvement of this vital document.

ITEM #
FLS05
EXAM SPECIFICATION
CPSM Exam 1, Task 1-A-4 and CPSM Exam 2, Task 2-G-1




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S3 — Savings in Services Spend
Value Added Sourcing — Purchasing Services

There was a time when services were not considered strategic commodities. Now, however, supply management professionals far and wide are being asked to lead high-value, complex service procurements with the same expectations found in other areas. In this exclusive independent study course from ISM you'll learn about the opportunity that exists in this area and how it can add value to your organization. Next, you'll discover key considerations when developing your service spend plan and, finally, see how the Internet and e-auctions play a role in the process. New challenges, new opportunities.

ITEM #
FLS04
EXAM SPECIFICATION
CPSM Exam 1, Tasks 1-E-1 and 1-E-2




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Sunny With a Chance of Profits — Part I
An Introduction to Forecasting

Forecasting has become an indispensable tool for supply management professionals. Done well, it can lay ensure the flexibility necessary to respond quickly to economic changes and customer demands. This course, the first in a two-part series, focuses on the basics of forecasting, including economic indicators and economic indexing.

ITEM #
FLS06
EXAM SPECIFICATION
CPSM Exam 1, Task 1-B-3 and CPSM Exam 2, 2-A2




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Sunny With a Chance of Profits — Part II
Making Forecasting Work for You

Volatility in the supply chain is an inescapable fact of life, however successful organizations assess that risk through the practice of forecasting. This course, the second in a two-part series, focuses on supporting the use of forecasting, qualitative and quantitative forecasting methods, and forecasting benefits, use and precautions.

ITEM #
FLS07
EXAM SPECIFICATION
CPSM Exam 2, Tasks 2-A-3 and 2-E-2




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Thinking Two Steps Ahead
The Value of Strategic Planning for Supply Management

Going somewhere you've never been is a lot easier with a good map. The same holds true in supply management, and a sound strategy is the best map you can have. In this exclusive independent study course from ISM you'll learn the importance of strategy, things to consider when developing and implementing a strategic plan, and how to apply this information when developing a strategic plan for your supply chain. Today's economic conditions demand nothing less.

ITEM #
FLS03
EXAM SPECIFICATION
CPSM Exam 3, Tasks 3-A-3 and 3-C-1




 

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