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Certified Purchasing Professional – CPP

Grow your career in Procurement & Purchasing Management with a renowned international certification from American Purchasing Society, USA. 

Purchasing is not just about buying goods for an affordable price. If you wish to add value to your organization, you must align the purchasing strategy to the business strategy of your organization. In addition, as the majority of raw materials are purchased from multiple suppliers located all around the world, purchasing professionals must develop capabilities to better cope with highly disruptive events. Professional certification will make you confident and capable to deal with the issues in an efficient and professional way.

The CPP CPPM certification is vital in making you a world-class purchasing professional. Employers today reward only those employees who have updated their knowledge and skills, and thereby are equipped to accomplish unprecedented outcomes. They expect their purchasing professionals to save on the costs, attain better operational performance, and minimize risk. Enroll in the Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) and Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM) courses at Blue Ocean Academy to boost your career.

Blue Ocean Academy has an exclusive tie-up with American Purchasing Society, USA to deliver Certified Purchasing Professional / Manager international certification programs in Dubai,  Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain and North Africa.

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From American Purchasing Society, (APS – USA)

The American Purchasing Society, Inc. is an organization of buyers, purchasing managers, executives, and others interested in the purchasing profession. It was founded in 1969 and have members from 28 countries worldwide. Our objective is to provide professional procurement training and improve the business purchasing function through education and our certification program.

Contemporary, Business-Relevant Curriculum

INTRODUCTION TO PURCHASING

  • Purchasing cycle
  • Purchasing system
  • Purchasing steps

PROCUREMENT PLANNING

  • Advance purchase planning
  • Purchasing complexity
  • Procurement planning content

PROCUREMENT METHODS

  • Price competitive approach
  • Blanket purchase agreements
  • Electronic procurement

NEGOTITATION STRATEGIES

  • Steps in negotiating
  • Tools in negotiating
  • Types of negotiations

CONTRACTS

  • Introduction and overview
  • Element of a contract
  • Duties and obligations
  • Types of purchasing contracts

SOURCES OF SUPPLY

  • Order of precedence  
  • Make or buy
  • Lease purchase analysis

SOLICITATION

  • Solicitation planning
  • Written solicitation

SUPPLIER RATINGS

  • Categorical method
  • Cost point method
  • Vendor profile analysis

INTERNATIONAL SOURCING

  • Overview of world wide sourcing
  • Offshore and domestic purchasing
  • Trade barriers
  • Currency risk management
  • Currency adjustment factors
  • Currency hedging
  • Global sourcing strategies

SUPPLY CHAIN MANGEMENT

  • Supply chain management and business linkage
  • Procurement and supply chain

 STRATEGIC SOURCING

  • Strategic Role of Procurement
  • Principles of strategic sourcing
  • Benefits if strategic sourcing

VENDOR LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT

  • Strategic considerations for vendor development
  • Supply base optimization
  • Early supplier involvement
  • Vendor development
  • Partnerships

PROCUREMENT STRATEGICS

  • Buying consortium
  • Outsourcing
  • Purchasing portfolio – the Kraljic matrix
  • Procurement pitfalls

COSTING AND PRICING

  • Price analysis
  • Cost analysis

ASSESSING FINANCIAL HEALTH OF SUUPLIERS

  • Financial statements and trend analysis
  • Ratio analysis

LIFE CYCLE COSTING

  • Elements of total cost of ownerships
  • Discounted cash flow
  • Net present value

INTERNATIONAL TRADE

  • INCOTERMS
  • International trade payments
  • Letter of credit international trade documents

RISKS IN PROCUREMENT

    • Identifying risks in procurement
    • Strategic, process level and operational risks
    • Risk management
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Program Director:

Dr. Sathya Menon is a trailblazer in logistics and supply chain education in the Middle East. He has 25 years of experience (including consulting and training) in the field of Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Purchasing. He has worked with various MNCs like Ericsson, Compaq and large conglomerates like Samtel, Al Futtaim helping them to expand their Supply Chain operations. He have trained more than 25,000 professionals in the field of Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain.

Qualifications  

  • PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • MBA in Supply Chain Management
  • MBA in Materials Management
  • FCIPS – Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS – UK)
  • FCILT– Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Logistics and Transportation (UK)
  • Executive Program in Artificial Intelligence – Future and Impact on Business Strategy – From MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Certified SAP Consultant for Supply Chain Management from SAP, Germany
  • FCMI from Chartered Management Institute (CMI), UK
  • Certified Purchase Manager (CPM) from Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISM) , USA
  • Certified International Supply Chain Manager (CISCM) from International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute (IPSCMI), USA
  • Certified International Commercial Contracts Manager (CICCM) from from International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute (IPSCMI), USA
  • Certified International Professional Training Consultant (CIPTC) from American Certification Institute (ACI), USA
  • Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM) from American Purchasing Society (APS), USA
  • Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) from American Purchasing Society
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