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Strategic Sourcing

Strategic sourcing enhances efficiency and value, ultimately impacting the profitability of your entire organization. In this online CERTIFICATION, you’ll learn how to develop and implement a procurement strategy that aligns with your overall competitive strategy.

This self-paced, online certificate is designed for individuals ready to expand their skill sets in the field of Strategic Procurement & Supply Management.

  • Dipan Pathak
  • Samarth Shamarao
  • Tanvi J. Rella
  • Amit Agarwal

Why Choose CPSS Certification?

The CPSS Certification demonstrates your high-level achievement of standards in skills, professional knowledge and best practice in Sourcing.

  1. Help you earn credibility and respect in your company.
  2. Open more opportunities for advancement.
  3. Increase your salary. Certified professionals earn up to 18% more than their non-certified peers.
  4. Demonstrate your commitment to your profession.
  5. Advance your skills and knowledge.
  6. Represent your personal achievement.
  7. Build confidence in your own knowledge of the profession.

Who Should Register?

This 100% online course is ideal for procurement and sourcing professionals in any industry who are responsible for creating competitive environments and identifying cost savings opportunities.

It is also a must for managers and executives who are responsible for supply chain processes and developing initiatives to support supply chain performance.

Learning Methodology:

ISM-INDIA offers online learning via our e-learning Platform. Professionals looking for an interactive learning are welcome to participate in our webinars which are held regularly on different subjects of Procurement & Supply Chain Management. In addition, the participants are welcome to participate in our CoP (Community of Practice) events in different cities.

Top Learning Objectives:

  1. Make the best strategic sourcing choices to ensure better bottom line results
  2. Evaluate commodities to determine your sourcing strategy and type of supplier relationship desired
  3. Make better sourcing decisions through improved financial techniques and negotiate better deals with suppliers
  4. Improve the efficiency of your purchasing function and find further cost savings in your business
  5. Ensure that your sourcing decisions support your overall business strategy

Process of Certification:

Step 1: Registration – Seek ISM-INDIA Membership. For more details about membership visit Or fill ISM-INDIA Membership Form.

Step 2: Acquire Knowledge- Read and Learn self-paced online strategic Sourcing training material posted on our e-learning Portal. 

Step 3: Prove- Go for online Exam and pass the CPSS exam (Minimum 70% marks). You can take this exam from any device with an Internet access. And, you will only be tested on the materiel covered in the online training material and your practical knowledge. You can take reattempt the CPSS exam in case you got <70% marks by paying Rs. 1000/- only.

Step 4: Apply- Submit your certification application for CPSS certificate. Please provide following details.

  • Copy of college degree.
  • Experience Certificate.
  • Administrative Charges of Rs.1000 .

What You’ll Learn?

  •  An understanding of how to delineate between what is considered “tactical” and what is genuinely “strategic” when sourcing.
  • The tools with which to develop a sourcing process that factors in complexity around supply market and the relevant category.
  • Confidence to develop the strategy that will inform the approach to the supply market, factoring in the external environment and internal issues.
  • Techniques to analyze external and internal environments and then develop and develop informed interpretations and recommendations based on said analysis.
  • Evaluate how the strategies in place are delivering quantifiable value to the organization.
  • The ability to define the end-to-end sourcing process and explore the relation of value to each of those areas.
  • The skills with which to identify where the sourcing process may have become too rigid and irrelevant and may have delivered an undesirable outcome, and then how best to combat that.

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    It was nice learning. Gain lots of knowledge regarding Strategic sourcing, quite useful

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