The Purchasing Manager's Guide To The C.P.M. Exam

Fred Sollish, John Semanik

  • 出版商: Sybex
  • 出版日期: 2005-05-06
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  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 478
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0782143652
  • ISBN-13: 9780782143652






Real World Scenarios for Practical Insights into the Field of Purchasing and Supply Management

Whether you're a purchasing or supply management professional seeking to validate the skills and knowledge acquired through years of practical experience, or a relative newcomer to the field looking to strengthen your resume, the C.P.M. certification from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) provides you with the means to do so. The Purchasing and Supply Manager's Guide to the C.P.M. Exam was developed to help you prepare for the four modules that comprise the C.P.M. exam, and includes additional study tools designed to reinforce understanding of crucial subject areas.


  • Purchasing Process. Identifying requirements, preparation of solicitations, supplier analysis, contract execution, implementation, and administration.
  • Supply Environment. Negotiations, information technology, quality issues, internal relationships, and external relationships.
  • Value Enhancement Strategies. Sourcing analysis, supply and inventory management, value enhancing methods, forecasting and strategies.
  • Management. Management and organization, and human resource management.

This Study Guide is not sponsored by, endorsed by, or affiliated in any way with the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). ISM and C.P.M. are trademarks or registered marks of the Institute for Supply Management. This publication may be used in assisting students to prepare for the C.P.M. exam, but neither Harbor Light Press nor ISM warrants that use of this publication will ensure passing of the exam.


Table of Contents:

Assessment Test

Part I: Operational Purchasing Practices
Chapter 1: Procurement and Best Business Practices
Chapter 2: Sourcing
Chapter 3: Selecting Suppliers and Measuring Performance
Chapter 4: Administering Contracts
Chapter 5: Administering Contracts for Supplier Compliance

Part II: Managing Systems and Relationships
Chapter 6: Managing Negotiations
Chapter 7: Using Computer-Based Systems
Chapter 8: Managing Quality
Chapter 9: Maintaining Internal Relations
Chapter 10: Supplier Relationship Management

Part III: Providing Added Value
Chapter 11: Making Sound Sourcing Decisions
Chapter 12: Managing Material and Supply Operations
Chapter 13: Adding Value to the Organization
Chapter 14: Strategic Procurement Planning

Part IV: Leading the Procurement Organization
Chapter 15: Managing the Procurement Organization
Chapter 16: Managing Human Resources
Appendix A: Bibliography