Essential Tools for Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) Exam Preparation

FOR RELEASE: August 15, 2002

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

(Tempe, AZ) — Introduced in 1974, the Institute for Supply Management™'s (ISM) Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) designation is the most recognized within the supply management industry. The C.P.M. is designed for experienced purchasing and supply managers. It focuses on managerial and leadership skills, plus a variety of specialized functions designed to enhance the value of procurement and supply management within an organization.

To aid supply management professionals in achieving a C.P.M. certification, ISM has developed essential tools for exam preparation. The C.P.M. study materials currently available are:

  • C.P.M. and A.P.P. Overview Video
  • Four C.P.M. Online Review Courses
  • C.P.M. Self-Study Courses covering all four modules
  • Articles for C.P.M. Exam Preparation
  • C.P.M Exam Specifications and Instructor's Guide
  • C.P.M. Study Guide (7th Edition)
  • C.P.M. Diagnostic Practice Exam, Print Version Volume 1
  • C.P.M. Diagnostic Practice Exam on Disk
  • C.P.M. Bibliographic Reference Key
  • Glossary of Key Supply Management Terms

In addition to these invaluable study materials, ISM produces Supply Line 2055: Certification Update newsletter. The Supply Line 2055: Certification Update, a free e-newsletter, is designed to provide up-to-date information on the latest news within the certification and accreditation realm.

Purchasing and supply management, more than any other function, reaches throughout and beyond an organization into the extended enterprise making it the most strategic and cost leveraging function in the supply chain. Become a C.P.M., become an industry expert, and increase you and your organization's potential.

Contact ISM's Customer Service department for more information on the C.P.M. and study materials at 800/888-6276, extension 401. You may also obtain information on the C.P.M. by visiting the ISM Web site at To subscribe to the Supply Line 2055: Certification Update, go to

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, and reflects the increasing strategic and global significance of supply management. For further information, see the ISM Web site at

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