Earlier this year, Dr. Michael McGinnis, C.P.M., A.P.P., professor of marketing and supply chain management at the University of South Alabama, prepared scenarios based on organizations that require or encourage their employees to earn C.P.M. certification. He worked with six purchasing managers to prepare scenarios of processes used by a range of organizations that require or encourage their purchasing professionals to earn their C.P.M.s as part of the organization's overall professional development program. The six managers work in a variety of industry categories, in purchasing organizations that vary greatly in size, and with a wide range of professional development strategies. This article shares Dr. McGinnis' findings.
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