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  • Contains 13 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Learn time-tested best practices that will help you to make inventory decisions to maximize your organization’s success.

    Bad inventory decisions can kill an organization’s profitability, whittle away at its market share, and generally wreak havoc on the supply chain. If you’re basing your inventory decisions on guesses or informally-learned tactics rather than basing them on time-tested best practices, you are probably setting yourself up for failure. Profitable Inventory Management and Control will give you the skills you need to use inventory as a strategic weapon for boosting profitability and giving your organization a competitive advantage. Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

    • Identify the six big inventory risks and how to mitigate them
    • Forecast more accurately whether your business is stable, growing, declining, or subject to seasonality
    • Set up the inventory replenishment cycle, including setting safety stock levels, reorder points, and economic order quantities (EOQ)
    • Measure inventory management performance using metrics such as inventory turnover, fill rate, and various financial ratios
    • Integrate desired service levels into inventory management and control decisions
    • Conduct inventory analysis, including applying ABC Analysis/Stratification
    • Reduce inventory and calculate cost savings related to inventory management and control decisions
    • Evaluate the effect of lead time, including transportation considerations, on inventory
    • Understand what postponement is and how you might apply it for reducing inventory and waste
    • Understand what inventory optimization really is and how you can harness it through technology

    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 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.

  • Contains 13 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This course will teach you how to take global sourcing from a concept to a successful reality.

    Global sourcing is a challenge with many opportunities to fail. Despite those challenges, procurement professionals succeed because they know how to handle all of the situations involving coordinating logistics, dealing with customs, arranging payment, identifying countries for sourcing, finding suppliers, calculating landed cost, assessing risks, and implementing their global contracts. Executing A Global Sourcing Strategy will teach you how to take global sourcing from a concept to a successful reality. Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

    • Apply strategy for selecting products, countries, and potential suppliers for your first global sourcing initiative
    • Determine global shipment quantities and frequencies
    • Ensure smooth customs clearance
    • Understand how the various duties, taxes, and fees affect total cost of ownership
    • Apply 13 Incoterms to properly allocate the costs and risks of global shipments
    • Understand how you may be impacted by the large number of regulations affecting shipments to the United States
    • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of the channels for your global sourcing effort, including international procurement offices, supplier’s subsidiaries and representatives, third party IPOs, and direct ordering
    • Understand the various global payment methods such as letters of credit, wire transfer, and supplier credit
    • Apply eight steps for evaluating prospective global suppliers 
    • Understand terrorism issues related to global supply chain management
    • Apply a landed cost model and integrate risk analysis techniques into your global sourcing strategy 

    This course is most effective if taken in conjunction with Basics of Smart International Procurement, which covers the fundamentals of preparing to buy globally including understanding differences in culture, communications, laws, currencies, and more.


    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 2 Product(s)

    The CPOP (Certified Procurement Operations Professional) certification program is Level 2 and covers the advanced procurement skills of the CPO Body of Knowledge.

    The CPOP (Certified Procurement Operations Professional) Certification Program is Level 2 of the Certified Procurement Operations Body of Knowledge (CPO-BOK) and covers advanced procurement skills. The CPOP certification is not a replacement for the CPOS (Certified Procurement Operations Specialist) Certification, but simply a higher level of achievement. The CPOP (Certified Procurement Operations Professional) Certification builds on the skills and knowledge that you have already acquired while earning the CPOS (Certified Procurement Operations Professional) Certification and adds training in areas that are becoming more mission-critical in the purchasing field: international procurement and managerial skills. Throughout this program, you will learn how to manage a purchasing department, how to manage procurement projects, and how to buy internationally. 

    The path to obtaining the CPOP (Certified Procurement Operations Professional) Certification involves completing the Level 2 online procurement courses and passing the CPOP exam. The CPOP exam is included with your registration.

    What's Included

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

    Four Online Courses

    The CPOP 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 CPOP 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 CPOP, 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-spcific discussion board. Ask as many questions as needed to assure that you understand the material.

    Certificate and Engraved Award

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

    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.

  • Contains 13 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Learn the critical things every purchasing professional needs to know before buying from foreign suppliers.

    Buying internationally is much more complex than buying domestically. Buying internationally involves having to expand your knowledge of many aspects of procurement that you don’t have to worry about when buying domestically. Differences in cultures, laws, communications, currencies, and more have to be understood to support international procurement. And if you don’t have a good foundation, your international procurement efforts will have a higher probability of failing. Basics of Smart International Procurement will teach you the critical things every purchasing professional needs to know before buying from foreign suppliers. Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

    • Identify seven key characteristics of cultural differences that you need to know to avoid any unpleasant surprises from your suppliers
    • Determine whether international suppliers might be withholding bad news from you
    • Understand how the importance of contracts will differ among international suppliers
    • Apply five critical clauses that should be included in every international procurement contract
    • Apply the six principles for writing contract language that is clear and ideally suited for international procurement situations
    • Handle communication when you and your supplier have different native languages
    • Reducing communication misunderstandings with foreign suppliers, including the use of jokes, hand gestures, and written communications
    • Factor exchange rates into international procurement transactions
    • Calculate currency conversions
    • Identify currency risks associated with international procurement transactions
    • Understand how hedging tools like forward contracts and options are used to protect buying organizations from cost increases
    • Apply a risk-sharing formula that truly distributes risk equally between a buyer and a foreign supplier

    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 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.

  • 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.

  • Contains 13 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Learn how to expertly manage procurement projects to ensure your projects are free from delays, surprises, and disorganization.​

    Being able to consistently lead procurement projects to successful conclusions involves learning and applying proven procurement project management principles. Professional Procurement Project Management will teach you everything you need to learn to successfully manage modern procurement projects. Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

    • Identify and execute the five phases of projects
    • Create a project charter that will properly set management’s expectations
    • Create standard project documents like work breakdown structures and Gantt charts that help to keep your projects on track
    • Create network diagrams that will reveal realistic timelines for your projects
    • Identify the critical path of projects in order to know where the biggest risks for project delay lie
    • Identify the most significant risks facing your project
    • Develop a risk plan and apply the four risk responses that are available to you
    • Use project management software to make project monitoring easier, more accurate, and less time consuming
    • Apply four tactics for accelerating a project
    • Use the proper terminology and apply the techniques used by experienced and certified project managers
    • Report project progress to management
    • Understand what “scope creep” is and how to avoid it

    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 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/21/2021

    Experts report that the top-three worries of CEOs include “Digital Transformation” (DT). DT impacts all elements of a business including Supply Management & Procurement.

    Experts report that the top-three worries of CEOs include “Digital Transformation” (DT). DT impacts all elements of a business including Supply Management & Procurement.

    This webinar is for you if you want to:

    • Learn the key elements of Digital Transformation most important in Supply Management and Supply Chain from four leading experts and practitioners.
    • Identify the specific measurable impacts to expect from properly deploying DT in Supply Management and Supply Chain for any organization.
    • Learn practical tips and next steps you can take to help your organization be a leader in adopting and gaining bottom line benefits promised by Digital Transformation.

    Dr. Mo Abuali

    CEO and Managing Partner at IoTco

    IoTco

    Dr. Abuali is a strategic and transformative technology and business management leader with 20-year record of achievement driving and sustaining change in Manufacturing. Mo serves Industrial and Manufacturing Clients in Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, and others, providing Digital Transformation, Industrial IoT (IIoT), and Predictive Analytics technology and services, as well as the IoT Academy for Industry 4.0 Training. Mo has a doctorate degree in Industrial Engineering and has worked with companies like IBM, P&G, Omron, and Toyota.

    Tom Carpenter

    CWNE and CWNP CTO

    CWNP

    Tom has more than 25 years’ experience in the IT industry, working in manufacturing, distribution, and several more sectors. Tom has written more than 25 books on technologies ranging from database systems to operating systems, to networking solutions. At CWNP, he oversees certification development, and the primary focus for the past three years has been IoT development as it relates to industry.

    Bill ZumMallen

    MetaExpert in leading digital transformations for companies requiring urgent improvements to their supply chain management performance

    Bill brings 25 plus years’ experience supporting supply chain strategies, projects, and systems. He has been recognized as a supply chain “wonk”, bringing expertise in multinational manufacturing and distribution in the areas of automotive, precision metal stampings, cash handling equipment, and currency production and security printing, and more.  Bill frequently finds himself working closely with Supply Chain leads, end users, and associated trading partners to help find optimal ways to achieve successful outcomes. 

    Markus Bayer

    Managing Partner of Accelance, a firm specializing in full lifecycle program management of technology enabled business transformation projects in Supply Management and Supply Chain

    Accelance

    Markus is a seasoned digital transformation consulting executive, with deep rooted expertise in supply chain and procurement across the discrete and process manufacturing industry portfolio. Markus is a former KPMG Consulting Partner, and he was heading up the Manufacturing  industry practice  at Capgemini in North America.  Markus holds a graduate degree in business administration from the University of Giessen in Germany.

    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.

  • Contains 14 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This course will enable you to perform sophisticated procurement analyses using Microsft Excel.

    Are you failing to take advantage of Microsoft Excel’s powerful techniques for purchasing? Even if you are an experienced Excel user, you may not be utilizing the tools that can help you conduct expert procurement analysis, make sound purchasing decisions, and deliver top-notch presentations. Our highly personal and interactive online course Data Analytics for Purchasing Professionals will enable you to perform sophisticated spreadsheet tasks through exercises that are based entirely on the situations that you face in your procurement work. Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

    • Assess the competitiveness of supplier pricing through developing should cost models
    • Assess all elements of supplier capabilities by creating weighted average supplier scorecards
    • Apply Excel’s sophisticated decision support features for procurement analysis
    • Visually compare bids, analyze spend, and track supplier performance by creating charts
    • Use PivotTables, functions, and subtotals to summarize large amounts of purchasing data
    • Develop target pricing models for negotiation strategy
    • Import data from other systems into Excel for analysis
    • Drill down into complex purchasing spreadsheets by using filtering, conditional formatting, VLOOKUP and more
    • Use macros to free up time for strategic purchasing work

    You must have access to Microsoft Excel to complete this course.


    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.