Join Supply Management's Most Distinguished Community Become a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.)

FOR RELEASE: August 8, 2002

CONTACT: Kristen Kioa
  ISM Media Relations
  800/888-6276 ext. 3015

(Tempe, AZ) — The Institute for Supply Management™'s (ISM) Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) designation is the most recognized designation worldwide for professionals in supply management. C.P.M. designation represents the broadest body of knowledge in the dynamic and critical field of supply management. Professional organizations and enterprises around the world are adopting the C.P.M., with its rigorous testing and lifelong learning requirements, as the standard of achievement and excellence for the profession.

ISM exists to create educational and career advancing opportunities for supply management professionals and offers a wide-range of C.P.M. study materials to help you achieve your goal of becoming a C.P.M. In addition to the numerous C.P.M. study materials available, ISM provides online C.P.M. review courses delivered over the Web in a self-paced, self-study format.

As a participant in ISM's C.P.M. self-study courses, you can determine how often you access the content of each self-paced course, and complete them on your own time and your schedule.

All four courses focus on preparing individuals to take the C.P.M. Exam. The following online self-study C.P.M. courses are currently available:

  • C.P.M. Review Course 1: Purchasing Process
    This course focuses on the 20 tasks contained in Module 1, and includes sections on identifying requirements; preparation of solicitations; supplier analysis; and contract execution, implementation, and administration.

  • C.P.M. Review Course 2: Supply Environment
    This course focuses on the 17 tasks contained in Module 2, and includes sections on negotiations, information technology, quality issues, internal relationships, and external relationships.

  • C.P.M. Review Course 3: Value Enhancement Strategies
    This course focuses on the 16 tasks contained in Module 3, and includes sections on sourcing analysis, supply and inventory management, value-enhancing methods, and forecasting strategies.

  • C.P.M. Review Course 4: Management
    This course focuses on the 14 tasks contained in Module 4, and includes sections on management and organization, and human resources management.

Why are you waiting to become a leader in your field? Prove to management and colleagues that you are serious about yourself and your career. From entry level to the top ranks, the entire organization benefits from the impact of certification. Contact ISM's Customer Service department for more information on the C.P.M. and these courses, or to request a Resource Guide that details each course and its benefits. You may also obtain information on these courses and the C.P.M. by visiting the ISM Web site at

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