New Noncredit Program Prepares Professionals for Supply Manager Exams
A new Certified Professional Supply Manager (CPSM) Exam Prep Program will be offered through Northern Essex Community College’s Center for Corporate and Community Education beginning Saturday, March 24.
This program is designed for professionals involved in purchasing and procurement, the CPSM is awarded by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and is considered the gold standard of supply management credentials.
Taught by Paul Moriarty, MBA, CPIM, CSCP,CPSM, who has extensive experience in operations, purchasing, inventory/materials management and supply chain management, this program offers intensive prep courses for each of the three exams.
Classes are held in Haverhill at NECC at Opportunity Works (HOW) 671 Kenoza St. (which is adjacent to the Haverhill campus) on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The first module – Foundation of Supply Management runs March 24 through April 7 and reviews principles of contracting, negotiating, social responsibility, finance, costs, sourcing and supplier relationships. The second module, Effective Supply Management Performance, runs April 28 through May 12 and reviews forecasting, logistics, materials and inventory management, organization assessments, planning, project management, product development and quality. The third module, Leadership in Supply Management runs from June 2 through June 16 and reviews principles of leadership, risk and compliance plus strategic sourcing.
The fee for each module is $750 with a discount available for ISM members.