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Certified Procurement Professional (CPP)

The Certified Procurement Professional (CPP) designation offered by International Institute for Procurement and Market Research (IIPMR) is considered to be the world’s most respected Certification by the Supply Chain Industry. This certification is globally recognized and also serves as a benchmark to ascertain the quality of candidates for many of the recruiting companies. The International Institute for Procurement and Market Research (IIPMR) is based out of Texas, USA. It has members from over 54+ countries and is the only certification body in the whole world to offer a Certification in Supply Chain.

Overview

Individuals who have completed the CSCS exam or those having a minimum of 3 years work experience and currently working at a senior level or as a Team leader in Supply Chain/Procurement/Purchasing Warehousing/Distribution/Logistics Industry can do this course. This certification is mainly for individuals who are already working in Supply Chain or Procurement Field at a Senior or Team leader level and helps them advance their career growth to a Managerial level.

This is one of the most preferred certification by companies looking to hire Managers in the Supply Chain Industry especially for areas such as Strategic Sourcing where you will be expected to handle products/services worth Billions of dollars including direct and indirect materials & services. It is one of the key challenging roles where the responsibility of the Manager is to reduce or optimize the company’s spend and help the company to achieve significant cost savings by means of strategies developed through research. This also calls for excellent Spend Management Skills, ability to negotiate with suppliers at ease and also exceptional analytical bent of mind. Need to be very good in number crunching and team handling.

This certification course helps the individuals to understand the depth and breadth of Supply Chain Management on a global scale. Special emphasis is given to Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Risk Management. In many countries, it is mandatory for Supply Chain Managers and Strategic Sourcing Managers to be a CPP.

Why Cambridge is a unique place to learn:

  • Authorized Exclusive Education Provider of IIPMR, USA in Middle East.
  • Online / In-House Training – highly unique knowledge delivery methodology.
  • Conducted by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) with 20+ years of industry experience and Certified.

  • Real time case studies and examples.
  • Online Certification Exam
  • Assistance for CPP Exam Booking
  • Cambridge Education – 31 Years of Business Excellence!

Cambridge Education is established in the market with a great achievement on assisting the Clients to “Pass the IIPMR-CPP exam in the First Attempt”.

Benefits to Individual and Organizations

The CPP On-line Training and Certification Program includes access to the On-line / Classroom model, Instructor Support, Exam and Certification. There are 181 modules in total that need to be completed for this certification course.

By passing the exam for Certified Procurement Professional, you will join an elite group of professionals who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in Supply Chain Management. The CPP designation can be mentioned after your name just like a Ph.d. The CPP designation will also be a proof of your technical expertise and will enhance your credibility in the Industry.

Benefits to Individual:

  • Acquire the skill set to face and solve the complex supply chain challenges across the globe
  • Increase your earning potential and credibility in the job-market
  • Helps to stay competitive in today’s global business environment.
  • Provides you with a common standard of supply chain understanding, vocabulary, resources, and frameworks to address supply chain challenges and opportunities
  • Be a Globally Certified Professional in Supply Chain domain

Benefits to Organisation:

  • More profitable, reliable and sustainable supply chains and logistics operations.
  • More controllable operations and less vulnerable to damaging risks.
  • Better manoeuvrability to respond to the major, beyond-your-control disruptions to the global supply ecosystem
  • Certified & Knowledgeable Team Members can increase the profitability in Supply Chain operations.

Modules Covered Includes the following:

There are 181 modules in total that need to be completed for this certification course.

  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management
  • Goal of Supply Chain
  • Procurement with Examples
  • How to do Reverse Auctions/How to use Emptoris tool to conduct Reverse Auctions
  • Step by step instructions to implement Procure to Pay (P2P) and Source to Pay (S2P)
  • Procurement Planning & Implementation – Spend Analysis, Kraljic’s Matrix, Measuring KPIs and Supplier Performance Assessment
  • How to Leverage Procurement to Realize Cost Savings
  • Manufacturing/ Production with Examples
  • Distribution (Warehouse location, Customer allocation, Demand forecasting, Inventory management, etc.)
  • Logistics (selection of logistics mode, selection of ports, direct delivery, vehicle scheduling, 3PL, 4PL etc.)
  • Global Logistics and Transportation
  • Emergence of 5 PL
  • Omni Channel Logistics & Retailing – Latest trends in Logistics
  • How to Financially Optimize your Company’s Supply Chain
  • Global Decisions (product and process selection, planning under uncertainty, real-time monitoring and control, integrated scheduling)
  • Knowledge on how to optimize back end operations.
  • United States Trade Compliance for Export and Import.
  • Supply Chain Risk & Business Continuity
  • Commodities Exchange – Understanding its importance
  • Best Practices on Contract Management
  • Contract management including dispute resolution
  • Hedging – Futures & Contracts
  • What is Green Supply Chain Management and How to reduce Carbon Footprint?
  • What is Strategic Sourcing? (Examples & Case Studies)
  • Global Sourcing – Do’s and Don’ts (Explained with real case studies on how to save costs)
  • Best Practices on Procurement
  • Supplier behavior and negotiations
  • How to reduce cost in Indirect Procurement such as HR services, Legal services, IT hardware and software services, Contract Manufacturing Services, Chemicals and Packaging
  • Procurement fraud: detection and prevention
  • Public sector procurement and how to win government business
  • Developing e-procurement solutions
  • Importance of Market Research that every SCM Professional should understand
  • Deep Dive on Market Research.
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research
  • How to do Market Sizing or Market Segmentation?
  • How to improve the efficiency of a company’s supply chain
  • Commodity Sourcing & Risk Management (various Chemicals, Energy, Fuel)
  • Off-Shoring / Localization / Outsourcing Strategies & Risks (India, Middle East, Africa)
  • Supply Chain Synchronization & Statistical Total Cost of Ownership Tools (End-2-End)
  • Supply Chain Network Design – with Case Studies
  • Supplier Research
  • Forecasting: How to forecast price of products/commodities/items.
  • Industry Analysis (How to analyse the trends in your Industry to create strategies)
  • Traditional Procurement Process
  • What is E-Procurement
  •  E-Sourcing
  • How to Navigate on Ariba sourcing tool
  • Step by Step demonstration of E-Sourcing using Ariba tool
  • How to Monitor a Sourcing Event on Ariba – Session 1
  • How to Monitor a Sourcing Event on Ariba – Session 2
  • Grading & Scoring Suppliers on Ariba

  • Savings Form Approvals and Prototyping on Ariba
  • Procure to Pay (P2P)
  • Source to Pay (S2P)
  • Practical Demonstration of how to do Reverse Auctions using Ariba (Ariba eSourcing Demo)
  • How to use Alternative Bidding on Ariba – Session 1
  • How to use Alternative Bidding on Ariba – Session 2
  • Spend Analysis on Ariba
  • Supplier Information and Performance Management on Ariba
  • P2P demonstration on Ariba
  • Driving Savings via e-sourcing
  • How to Mangage Contracts on Ariba
  • Quality Concepts
  • Value Chain Analysis
  • Spend Management
  • Inco Terms
  • Payment & Discount Terminologies
  • Top 5 Procurement Predictions
  • Top 5 Supply Chain Trends
  • Top 5 steps to Insuring your Supply Chain
  • Preparing Global Supply Chains Against Uncertainty
  • Strategic Procurement
  • Need for Market Research
  • Importance of Crude Oil
  • Important Economic Concepts
  • Sourcing Process
  • Sourcing Process in Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Low cost Country Sourcing
  • Distribution Channels
  • Logistics Management
  • 3 PL & 4 PL
  • 10 Common 3 PL mistakes
  • Risk Management & BS25999
  • Guest Lecture on Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Export & Import Management
  • Pallets & Fork Lifts
  • Warehousing & Distribution
  • Warehouse Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Economic Order Quantity
  • Stock Keeping Units
  • RFID
  • Research Skills in SCM/Procurement Industry
  • Primary Research
  • Guest Lecture on Primary Research
  • Secondary Research
  • Primary Vs Secondary Research
  • Look At What Matters Before Doing Research
  • Top 5 Market Research Trends
  • How Should Social Media Be Used In Market Research
  • Current Market Research Trends
  • Porter’s Five Force Analysis
  • Pestle Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Supplier Diversity
  • Magic Quadrant Analysis
  • Supplier Ranking & Capability Matrix
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Financial Risk Analysis
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Price Forecasting – CAGR & Linear Regression
  • Price Forecasting – Multiple Regression
  •  Price Forecasting – Weighted average regression and Time series Analysis

“The CPP training course approach @ Cambridge Education is designed to assist the candidates to pass the PMP exam on the first attempt. The wide-ranging topics of the curriculum cover the updated tools and strategies. These topics help to handle even the most challenging projects successfully. The courseware is commensurate with the changing business scenario. As a result, the trainees will always be updated with current happenings in corporate world.”

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