FOR RELEASE: April 8, 2002
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(Tempe, AZ) — The Institute for Supply Management™ announces the release of its newest self-paced, interactive, online learning course: Cost Reduction Toolbook. This course is designed to assist new and experienced supply management professionals to perform tasks more strategically and efficiently.
The Cost Reduction Toolbook has five learning lessons with over 25 learning objectives. Lessons covered in this course include: understanding financial principles, identifying process mapping opportunities, managing differences between value analysis (VA) and value engineering (VE) projects, identifying and applying forecasting methods, and seven tools for improving operations and supply or value chain efficiencies. The learning lessons consist of the following:
ISM’s self-paced and instructor-led online learning courses offer content developed by qualified instructors and subject-matter experts, practical exercises, interactive scenarios and case studies, interactive multimedia courseware, online tools and job aids, online testing and quizzes with immediate feedback, Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) toward C.P.M. and A.P.P. recertification, and convenient access to course content any time of the day or night.
The Institute for Supply Management™, established in 1915, is the world’s leading educator of supply management professionals and is a valuable resource for decision makers in major markets, companies, and government. In May 2001 the membership of NAPM voted to change the association’s name from the National Association of Purchasing Management to the Institute for Supply Management™ to reflect the increasing strategic and global significance of supply management. For further information, see the ISM Web site at www.ism.ws.