The Supply Chain Procurement Certificate program is a foundational education program designed to help both entry-level and experienced supply chain professionals expand their procurement knowledge and skills. The program provides an overview of procurement fundamentals, sourcing strategies, supplier relationship management, negotiations, evaluation metrics, and more. You’ll be better equipped to:
Develop a strategic sourcing strategy
Establish effective procurement policies
Effectively score supplier capabilities and select optimal suppliers
Engage in more effective contract management negotiations
Trace the purchase order flow from requirements identification to purchase order close-out
Review supplier and internal procurement organization performance using data and metrics
Engage in sustainable and ethical sourcing
The self-paced, online program includes 20 hours of education and a comprehensive final exam. After passing the exam, learners will receive a certificate and digital badge. The online course is in addition to the self-paced online program.
The classes cover the complete online Supply Chain Procurement Certificate, facilitate discussions among students and enable them to clarify topics related to the actual class.
The benefits of the ASCM Supply Chain Procurement Certificate Overview are to:
Accelerate your supply chain career
Refresh your procurement knowledge
Collect 20 maintenance points for your existing APICS CPIM, CSCP or CLTD Certification
ASCM Supply Chain Procurement Certificate covers the following modules:
Module 1: Fundamentals of Procurement
Module 2: Sourcing Strategies
Module 3: Purchase Order Management and Performance Measurement
Module 4: Contract Management and Negotiations
Module 5: Sustainabiltiy and Ethical Sourcing
Module 6: Procurement Evaluation Metrics and Intelligent Supply Chain
Test: Supply Chain Procurement Certificate
IPICS SCM has recently partnered with ISME Skillnet for SME Supply Chain Skills enhancement, to empower Irish SMEs with essential supply chain skills through an exciting partnership. This partnership enables an ISME Skillnet subsidy of 30% for the ASCM Supply Chain Procurement Certificate, this is for course candidates who work for a company employing 250 people or less.
The ASCM Supply Chain Procurement Certificate Online classes on six Wednesday evenings from 5pm to 6.30pm include the following:
Six classes of one and a half hour long online meetings from 5pm to 6.30pm Dublin / London time on Monday evenings for ASCM Supply Chain Procurement Certificate by an officially recognised APICS instructor starting on Wednesday 8th November 2023 for six weeks.
ASCM Supply Chain Procurement Certificate e-Learning System, online access for one year
APICS Dictionary App can be downloaded to your smartphone
Online Instructor-led slides
Online supply chain simulation activity is used to achieve a good understanding of supply chain trade-offs and achieve a positive return on investment (ROI)
Class size minimum of 5 to a maximum class size of 15
Course price is €900 per course participant (this course price includes Joint ASCM / IPICS Membership with no discounts of €100). If a course participant works for a company employing 250 people or less then an ISME Skillnet subsidy of 30% is available, and thus the course price is €630, to avail of this subsidised course price please complete the following link:
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