All aspects of the CPSM® material contributed to my personal and professional growth. Once I obtained my CPSM®, it provided me the confidence and ability to venture out into my own business, which has proven to be a great success. My clients have received great savings benefits from the knowledge and experience I acquired from the CPSM® — transportation savings as high as 38% and in raw materials for our manufacturers with an astonishing 70% savings.
It was important for me to go beyond the C.P.M. to increase my professional knowledge and excel at all levels of supply management. Being recognized as a best-in-class professional provides everyone you work with confidence in your skills.
All of my employees, now and in the future, are required to obtain their CPSM® and stay involved in the profession with the continued education programs offered. Without a structured approach, we would become laggards in our profession and all of our effort would be wasted.
The skills required today aren't the skills that will be necessary tomorrow. Anyone who wants true, sustainable advancement potential needs to understand that keeping current is critical to avoid being left behind.
Paul R. Jones, CPSM, C.P.M.