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  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/21/2022

    Supply Management Professionals participating in the NPLA CPO Outlook Survey in January 2022 overwhelmingly agree that the second most important skill area for their teams is related to Supplier Development & Management Skills.

    Supply Management Professionals participating in the NPLA CPO Outlook Survey in January 2022 overwhelmingly agree that the second most important skill area for their teams is related to Supplier Development & Management Skills.  Inside that category most of the detailed responses related to three key areas of skill concentrations.  In this interactive webinar, our panelists will share best practices concepts and practical tips you and your team can use now.

    This webinar is for you if you and your team need to learn about these skill areas:

    • Negotiation Skills for surety of supply; OTD, pricing, and more
    • New Supplier Identification, Development/Acquisition & Management Skills
    • SRM Skills - Supplier Relationship, Partnering, & Alliances Development

    Jeffrey Dean

    Director of Supply Chain

    AvantStay

    Jeff Dean, SPSM, SPSM2 has 28 years of supply chain experience in multiple industries including startups, hospitality, food and beverage, gaming, tribal governments, aviation, short-term rentals, and real estate.  He holds two supply chain certifications, SPSM and SPSM2.  Jeff has managed spend of over $300 million and managed teams as large as 120 employees and managers.  He is passionate about the upstream and downstream cross-functional work of supply chain and technology.

    Patrick Pritchard

    NLPA Master Instructor

    NLPA

    Patrick brings 20+ year of practical experience in supply chain management, training, coaching, mentoring and consulting. Patrick has personally managed annual spend of $500 million or more during his experience. Major spend categories with experience include capital projects, major equipment, construction, logistics, operational materials, in diversified industries both domestic and internationally. Major industries include Alternative Energy, Energy, Mining, Manufacturing, Pharma, Upgrading/revamping industrial properties and various Government projects (Antarctica, Demil of Chemical Agents). Long term active memberships with APICS, ISM, numerous awards for domestic and international projects. BSBA- UCD- University of Colorado at Denver. Various certifications in TQM, Negotiations and Purchasing.

    Dr. Lionel Wright

    Associate Interim Dean, College of Business

    Athens State University

    Dr. Lionel O. Wright, DBA, CLA, DML is the Associate Interim Dean, College of Business for Athens State University. Dr. Wright holds a Doctorate in Global Supply Chain Management and a Masters in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. He is a Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) and Demonstrated Master Logistician (DML).He served honorably in the United States Army for 26+ years as a career logistician in various leadership roles to include senior instructor/writer at the U.S. Army Quartermaster School, Warehouse Branch Chief and Inspector General.

    Ron Crabtree (Moderator)

    Executive / Organizational Transformation Coach CPIM, CIRM, CSCP, MLSSBB, SCOR-P, CSCTA

    Meta Ops

    Ron Crabtree has over 30 years’ experience in organizational & business innovation and transformation and along the way, more than 20 years in procurement and supply chain. Ron is a Master Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, having helped train and certify thousands of Lean Six Sigma and Six Sigma belts and driving hundreds of $millions in value for clients. He is the author / co-author of 5 books on Operational Excellence.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 8 Product(s)

    Combines Level 1, 2, 3 and 4 ((CPOS, CPOP, CPOM & CPOE) of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge (CPO-BOK) and covers essential through advanced procurement skills and procurement function management skills.

    Combines Level 1, 2, 3 and 4 ((CPOS, CPOP, CPOM & CPOE) of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge (CPO-BOK) and covers essential through advanced procurement skills and procurement function management skills. It covers all the 1st tier courses, what you need to know to manage a purchasing department, managing procurement projects, buying internationally all the way to attaining mastery of the skills of leadership in your organization. The bundle also includes the corresponding certification exam from Levels 1 thru 4.

    CPOS-BOK Online Courses

    Complete six self-paced online procurement courses and pass all quizzes with 70% or higher. These courses cover Level 1 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge.

    Certification Exam

    After you have successfully completed each course with a quiz score of 70% or higher, you must take the CPOS Exam. You will not be able to access the exam until you have passed all required courses. The CPOS Exam consists of 90 multiple-choice questions and you will have 90 minutes to complete the exam. It is important that you are able to complete the CPOS Exam in one sitting—you will only have one attempt. 

    If you do not pass the certification exam, you may retake the exam for an additional fee of $195 US.


    CPOP-BOK Online Courses

    Complete four self-paced online procurement courses and pass all quizzes with 70% or higher. These courses cover Level 2 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge.

    Certification Exam

    After you have successfully completed each course with a quiz score of 70% or higher, you must take the CPOP Exam. You will not be able to access the exam until you have passed all required courses. The CPOP Exam consists of 60 multiple-choice questions and you will have 60 minutes to complete the exam. It is important that you are able to complete the CPOP Exam in one sitting—you will only have one attempt. 

    If you do not pass the certification exam, you may retake the exam for an additional fee of $195 US.


    CPOM-BOK Online Courses

    Complete four self-paced online procurement courses and pass all quizzes with 70% or higher. These courses cover Level 3 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge.

    Certification Exam

    After you have successfully completed each course with a quiz score of 70% or higher, you must take the CPOM Exam. You will not be able to access the exam until you have passed all required courses. The CPOM Exam consists of 72 multiple-choice questions and you will have 75 minutes to complete the exam. It is important that you are able to complete the CPOM Exam in one sitting—you will only have one attempt. 

    If you do not pass the certification exam, you may retake the exam for an additional fee of $195 US.


    CPOE-BOK Online Courses

    Complete four self-paced online procurement courses and pass all quizzes with 70% or higher. These courses cover Level 4 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge.

    Certification Exam

    After you have successfully completed each course with a quiz score of 70% or higher, you must take the CPOE Exam. You will not be able to access the exam until you have passed all required courses. The CPOE Exam consists of 120 multiple-choice questions and you will have 120 minutes to complete the exam. It is important that you are able to complete the CPOE Exam in one sitting—you will only have one attempt. 

    If you do not pass the certification exam, you may retake the exam for an additional fee of $195 US.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 6 Product(s)

    Combines Level 2, 3 and 4 (CPOP, CPOM, CPOE) of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge (CPO-BOK) and covers advanced procurement skills and procurement function management skills all the way to procurement executive leadership skills.

    Combines Level 2, 3 and 4 (CPOP, CPOM, CPOE) of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge (CPO-BOK) and covers advanced procurement skills and procurement function management skills all the way to procurement executive leadership skills. The bundle also includes the corresponding certification exam from Levels 2 thru 4.

    CPOP-BOK Online Courses

    Complete four self-paced online procurement courses and pass all quizzes with 70% or higher. These courses cover Level 2 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge.

    Certification Exam

    After you have successfully completed each course with a quiz score of 70% or higher, you must take the CPOP Exam. You will not be able to access the exam until you have passed all required courses. The CPOP Exam consists of 60 multiple-choice questions and you will have 60 minutes to complete the exam. It is important that you are able to complete the CPOP Exam in one sitting—you will only have one attempt. 

    If you do not pass the certification exam, you may retake the exam for an additional fee of $195 US.


    CPOM-BOK Online Courses

    Complete four self-paced online procurement courses and pass all quizzes with 70% or higher. These courses cover Level 3 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge.

    Certification Exam

    After you have successfully completed each course with a quiz score of 70% or higher, you must take the CPOM Exam. You will not be able to access the exam until you have passed all required courses. The CPOM Exam consists of 72 multiple-choice questions and you will have 75 minutes to complete the exam. It is important that you are able to complete the CPOM Exam in one sitting—you will only have one attempt. 

    If you do not pass the certification exam, you may retake the exam for an additional fee of $195 US.


    CPOE-BOK Online Courses

    Complete four self-paced online procurement courses and pass all quizzes with 70% or higher. These courses cover Level 4 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge.

    Certification Exam

    After you have successfully completed each course with a quiz score of 70% or higher, you must take the CPOE Exam. You will not be able to access the exam until you have passed all required courses. The CPOE Exam consists of 120 multiple-choice questions and you will have 120 minutes to complete the exam. It is important that you are able to complete the CPOE Exam in one sitting—you will only have one attempt. 

    If you do not pass the certification exam, you may retake the exam for an additional fee of $195 US.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 6 Product(s)

    Combines Level 1, 2 and 3 (CPOS, CPOP & CPOM) of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge (CPO-BOK) and covers essential, advanced procurement skills and procurement function management skills that are the prerequisites to managing a purchasing department, managing procurement projects, and buying internationally.

    Combines Level 1, 2 and 3 (CPOS, CPOP & CPOM) of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge (CPO-BOK) and covers essential, advanced procurement skills and procurement function management skills that are the prerequisites to managing a purchasing department, managing procurement projects, and buying internationally. The bundle also includes the corresponding certification exam from Levels 1 thru 3.

    CPOS-BOK Online Courses

    Complete six self-paced online procurement courses and pass all quizzes with 70% or higher. These courses cover Level 1 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge.

    Certification Exam

    After you have successfully completed each course with a quiz score of 70% or higher, you must take the CPOS Exam. You will not be able to access the exam until you have passed all required courses. The CPOS Exam consists of 90 multiple-choice questions and you will have 90 minutes to complete the exam. It is important that you are able to complete the CPOS Exam in one sitting—you will only have one attempt. 

    If you do not pass the certification exam, you may retake the exam for an additional fee of $195 US.


    CPOP-BOK Online Courses

    Complete four self-paced online procurement courses and pass all quizzes with 70% or higher. These courses cover Level 2 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge.

    Certification Exam

    After you have successfully completed each course with a quiz score of 70% or higher, you must take the CPOP Exam. You will not be able to access the exam until you have passed all required courses. The CPOP Exam consists of 60 multiple-choice questions and you will have 60 minutes to complete the exam. It is important that you are able to complete the CPOP Exam in one sitting—you will only have one attempt. 

    If you do not pass the certification exam, you may retake the exam for an additional fee of $195 US.


    CPOM-BOK Online Courses

    Complete four self-paced online procurement courses and pass all quizzes with 70% or higher. These courses cover Level 3 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge.

    Certification Exam

    After you have successfully completed each course with a quiz score of 70% or higher, you must take the CPOM Exam. You will not be able to access the exam until you have passed all required courses. The CPOM Exam consists of 72 multiple-choice questions and you will have 75 minutes to complete the exam. It is important that you are able to complete the CPOM Exam in one sitting—you will only have one attempt. 

    If you do not pass the certification exam, you may retake the exam for an additional fee of $195 US.

  • Contains 13 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Learn how to use key performance indicators and develop the business acumen necessary to make intelligent business decisions.

    Many procurement professionals lack two significant qualities that prevent them from achieving higher levels of success. One is the ability to properly use key performance indicators (KPIs) for maximum procurement success. The other is business acumen—broad business skills and a way of thinking that brings unprecedented value to an organization. Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

    • Understand what business acumen is and why it is essential for procurement success
    • Apply the mindset required to successfully adapt business and procurement practices from other industries
    • The definitions, differences, and value of Key Result Indicators and Key Performance Indicators
    • Understand how KPIs are used in the business world, including outside of the procurement profession
    • Understand what the Procurement Funnel is and how it is used
    • Understand the four synergistic and critical procurement KPIs, their fine details, and how to use them to maximize your cost savings
    • Calculate and establish baselines for the four critical procurement KPIs
    • Identify the factors that prevent the achievement of a procurement department’s cost savings potential
    • Apply synergistic KPIs to create a compound effect on business results
    • Apply techniques that can be applied to improve performance in KPI areas and increase cost savings
    • Improve procurement productivity
    • Apply techniques for achieving a higher percentage of cost savings on sourced categories
    • Influence internal customers and improve their compliance with procurement contracts, thereby reducing maverick spend

    This is a self-paced course with no instructor-led forum and you have 30 days from registration to complete all course elements. It should take you approximately four hours to review the material and take any quizzes. All readings are provided in the course.

    This course has been pre-approved for 4 hours of CE credit that can be used once to either recertify your CPOS, CPOP, CPOM, or CPOE certification.

  • Contains 2 Product(s)

    The CPOM (Certified Procurement Operations Manager) certification program is Level 3 and covers the procurement management skills of the CPO Body of Knowledge.

    The CPOM (Certified Procurement Operations Manager) Certification Program is Level 3 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge (CPO-BOK) and covers procurement function management skills. The CPOM (Certified Procurement Operations Manager) certification is not a replacement for the CPOS (Certified Procurement Operations Specialist) or CPOP (Certified Procurement Operations Professional) Certifications, but simply a higher level of achievement. The CPOM (Certified Procurement Operations Manager) Certification builds on the skills and knowledge that you have already acquired while earning the CPOS and CPOP Certifications and adds training to master the skills to collaborate with other departments leading to even better results and a greater bottom-line impact. 

    The path to obtaining the CPOM (Certified Procurement Operations Manager) Certification involves completing the Level 3 online procurement courses and passing the CPOM exam. The CPOM exam is included with your registration.

    What's Included

    Your enrollment in the CPOM Certification Program includes access to the following components for one year.

    Four Online Courses

    The CPOM designation consists of training on four critical performance domains (courses), which are underpinned by 32 competencies and 180 sub-competencies, including:

    Exam Attempt

    A credit to take the CPOM Certification Exam (a savings of $495) is included in your registration fee. If you do not pass the certification exam on the included attempt, you may purchase a retake for an additional fee of $195 US.

    Learning Resources

    During the duration of your access and upon becoming certified as a CPOM, you will have access to all of the templates, worksheets, live and on-demand webinars, and more that are available within the NLPA Learning environment. 

    Instructor Access

    One year of instructor access with prompt responses through our program-specific discussion board. Ask as many questions as needed to assure that you understand the material.

    Certificate and Engraved Award

    Upon completing the CPOM certification program you may download a certificate of completion. Upon passing the certification exam and earning your CPOM designation, a beautiful certificate and engraved award will be sent to you by postal mail.

    CPOM-BOK Online Courses

    Complete four self-paced online procurement courses and pass all quizzes with 70% or higher. These courses cover Level 3 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge.

    Certification Exam

    After you have successfully completed each course with a quiz score of 70% or higher, you must take the CPOM Exam. You will not be able to access the exam until you have passed all required courses. The CPOM Exam consists of 72 multiple-choice questions and you will have 75 minutes to complete the exam. It is important that you are able to complete the CPOM Exam in one sitting—you will only have one attempt. 

    If you do not pass the certification exam, you may retake the exam for an additional fee of $195 US.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 13 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Learn how finance executives measure business performance and how you can apply this knowledge to your work.

    Today’s CEOs and CFOs expect procurement professionals to know how their work supports corporate goals and how to communicate in the language of finance. Finance For Strategic Procurement (Fundamentals) will help you understand the ways that executives measure business performance and will help you apply this knowledge specifically to your procurement work. 

    This online course is part of the two-part Finance For Strategic Procurement Series. Part I focuses on understanding financial statements and measuring and communicating a procurement department’s contribution to the organization. Part II focuses on how financial decisions are made and evaluating supplier health. Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

    • Understand the standards that apply to financial reporting
    • Create, update, and understand financial statements such as the income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement
    • Apply accounting concepts related to inventory, including the goals sought by senior management and how a procurement department can contribute
    • Understand how negotiated discounts and freight charges are accounted for
    • Understand the difference between direct and indirect expenses
    • Understand how buying or selling on credit terms impact financial statements
    • Calculate both straight-line and accelerated depreciation
    • Understand the financial implications of buying and maintaining capital assets
    • Expertly manage working capital and improve cash flow through smart supply chain management
    • Select appropriate payment terms, taking various cash cycles into consideration
    • Measure a procurement department’s contribution to the organization’s financial performance, including calculating cost savings and reconciling them with changes in expenses as reported on financial statements
    • Apply advanced cost savings reporting concepts, including reporting savings for mid-year deals and contracts where the volume and composition of the agreement changes

    This is a self-paced course with no instructor-led forum and you have 60 days from registration to complete all course elements. It should take you approximately 8 hours to review the material and take any quizzes. All readings are provided in the course.

    This course has been pre-approved for 8 hours of CE credit.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 13 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Learn the intricacies of quality assurance and how to positively influence the quality you achieve from your supply chain.

    Let’s face it: your organization cannot provide a high-quality product or service if it gets substandard quality products or services from your supply chain. If quality is so strategically important and procurement activity contributes heavily to quality, supply chain quality improvement should be one of your top priorities and core competencies. As a modern procurement professional, you need to quickly get up to speed on quality improvement practices. 

    Improving Quality in the Supply Chain will teach you the quality assurance practices necessary to interact with quality professionals and engineers in your organization and at suppliers so that your organization can have the quality advantage that it needs to succeed. Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

    • Lead your organization through the four phases of a supply chain quality improvement program
    • Apply the critical requirements for starting a supply chain quality improvement program
    • Calculate the cost of poor quality and use it in your sourcing decisions
    • Measure supply chain quality performance, including benchmarks for leading-edge quality
    • Observe and interview suppliers to learn about their quality programs
    • Evaluate and structure inspection programs, including disadvantages of inspections as a quality assurance method, determining sample sizes, and estimating probabilities of accepting defective goods
    • Understand quality assurance terminologies, such as parts per million (ppm), AQL, and more
    • Apply quality assurance statistics and process capability indices to evaluate suppliers’ quality capabilities
    • Apply Statistical Process Control and control charts in working on quality programs with your suppliers
    • Understand what ISO9001 is, what it is not, and why it matters to a supply chain professional like you
    • Understand how quality improvement programs like Lean, Six Sigma, and Lean Six Sigma can be used in your supply chain
    • Apply quality principles and tools like value stream mapping, the “Five S’s of Lean,” process mapping, Ishikawa/fishbone diagrams, failure mode effect analysis, and Poka-Yoke to supply chain quality improvement programs

    This is a self-paced course with no instructor-led forum and you have 60 days from registration to complete all course elements. It should take you approximately 8 hours to review the material and take any quizzes. All readings are provided in the course.

    This course has been pre-approved for 8 hours of CE credit.

  • Contains 13 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Learn how to meet and exceed today’s high standards for procurement operations management and lead your team to success!

    Are you a purchasing manager who worries about balancing the many demands of your leadership role? You’re not alone. Today’s companies are expecting more than ever from their purchasing managers. And today’s environment is confronting purchasing managers with more challenges than ever. Between being accountable for measurable results, pleasing internal customers, and ensuring that your purchasing staff improves its productivity, you may feel it is impossible to do a good job. After all, it isn’t easy keeping up with evolving best practices, new technologies, and changing markets.

    But fortunately, there is a way for you to learn how to meet and exceed today’s high standards for purchasing management excellence. Expert Procurement Operations Management will teach you everything you need to know to lead your purchasing department to new levels of success! Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

    • Report purchasing performance metrics to senior management
    • Develop a purchasing customer service survey
    • Improve purchasing staff productivity
    • Establish a successful Purchasing Advisory Board
    • Prioritize commodities that the purchasing department will source
    • Identify four indicators that you should look for to identify non-traditional areas for potential savings
    • Understand the types of various purchasing profit center models and the dangers of choosing the wrong one
    • Staff your purchasing department with the right people and assign buyer responsibilities
    • Create a Purchasing Dashboard and set the perfect purchasing department goals
    • Develop purchasing policies and procedures
    • Establish a standard sourcing process
    • Apply strategies for using templates to improve productivity and reduce problems
    • Apply best practices for making recommendations to senior management
    • Reduce the tactical purchasing activity under your management
    • Improve compliance with purchasing initiatives

    This is a self-paced course with no instructor-led forum and you have 60 days from registration to complete all course elements. It should take you approximately 8 hours to review the material and take any quizzes. All readings are provided in the course.

    This course has been pre-approved for 8 hours of CE credit.

  • Contains 13 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Learn how to integrate financial principles into your procurement work and make optimal decisions more easily.

    Whether you are selecting a supplier, negotiating payment terms, comparing lease and buy options, or making other typical procurement decisions, there are finance-based approaches that CEOs and CFOs will expect you to be following. Finance For Strategic Procurement (Advanced) will help you apply to your procurement decisions the same financial approaches that CFOs will use to evaluate those decisions. As a result, your decisions will be respected and many potential mistakes will be avoided. Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

    • Calculate the financial impact of changed payment terms
    • Understand the financial implications of using P-cards
    • Avoid payment pitfalls, such as those involving approval problems and overpayments
    • Understand how purchases are justified by finance executives
    • Understand how the time value of money concept should factor into procurement decisions
    • Make repair vs. replace decisions
    • Make lease vs. buy decisions
    • Understand how budgeting works for a procurement department’s internal customers
    • Apply costing principles that apply to procurement
    • Evaluate suppliers’ financial health using comparative financial statements, ratio analysis, and the Altman Z-Score
    • Understand the importance of audited supplier financial statements, including alternatives to auditing

    This is a self-paced course with no instructor-led forum and you have 60 days from registration to complete all course elements. It should take you approximately 8 hours to review the material and take any quizzes. All readings are provided in the course.

    This course has been pre-approved for 8 hours of CE credit.