Figure 3: Format for New C.P.M./A.P.P. Exams



MODULE 1: PURCHASING PROCESS (C.P.M./A.P.P.)

  1. Identifying Requirements
  2. Preparation of Solicitations
  3. Supplier Analysis
  4. Contract Execution, Implementation, and Administration

MODULE 2: SUPPLY ENVIRONMENT (C.P.M./A.P.P.)

  1. Negotiations
  2. Information Technology
  3. Quality Issues
  4. Internal Relationships
  5. External Relationships

MODULE 3: VALUE ENHANCEMENT STRATEGIES (C.P.M. only)

  1. Sourcing Analysis
  2. Supply and Inventory Management
  3. Value Enhancing Methods
  4. Forecasting and Strategies

MODULE 4: MANAGEMENT (C.P.M. only)

  1. Management and Organization
  2. Human Resources Management