Online Training in Sourcing Management

Sourcing Graduates (California) with Certificates

* Currently we are only offering this program to companies and not to individual students.

The Center for Intelligent Supply Networks (C4ISN) offers the convenience of an online training program for sourcing professionals from around the globe. Complement your current experience with insights from leading professionals. The program provides opportunities for students to:

  • Learn at your own pace.
  • Learn from work or home.
  • Choose from two certificate programs or selected e-learning modules.

The C4ISN Online Sourcing Management program provides three enrollment options:

  • Professional certificate in sourcing management (24 e-learning modules)
  • Certificate in fundamentals of sourcing management (10 e-learning modules)
  • Individual study (five e-learning modules)

Professional Certificate in Sourcing Management

The primary objective of the Professional Certificate program is to give students a broad understanding of basic, advanced and international aspects of sourcing management.

Recommended Audience

Procurement specialists interested in attaining certified purchasing manager CPM() status.

Program Requirements and Modules

The program requires completion of about 96 hours of online training, assignments and quizzes and completion of basic, advanced and international sourcing. The program offers:

  • Three sourcing focus areas: strategy, planning and operations
  • Delivery in convenient phases

Professional Certificate Requirements

  • Phase 1: Basic (40 hours)
  • Phase 2: Advanced (44 hours)
  • Phase 3: International Sourcing (12 hours)

Fundamental of Sourcing Management Certificate

The primary objective of the Fundamentals of Supply Management program is to give students a well-rounded understanding of the basics of supply management.

Recommended Audience

  • Entry-level buyers and commodity managers
  • Anyone interested in pursuing a career in sourcing

Course Requirements

The certificate program requires the completion of 10 e-learning modules. Each course requires 4-5 hours, including case studies.

Note: Students completing the individual study program my take an additional five e-learning modules to earn this certificate.

Sourcing Management: Individual Study

The primary objective of the Fundamentals of Supply Management program is to give students a well-rounded understanding of the basics of sourcing management.

Recommended Audience

  • Entry-level buyers and commodity managers
  • Experienced procurement specialists who wish to enhance their knowledge in a particular area

E-learning modules for program

Participants may select five sourcing e-learning modules from the professional certificate program. Each course requires 4-5 hours, including case studies.

Course Library

e-Learning modules are listed below in the recommended sequence.

Courses

Fundamentals of Supply Management (4 hours each) Advanced Concepts in Supply Management (4 hours each) Global Sourcing Strategies(4 hours each)
-The Fundamentals of Strategic
-Sourcing Theory Practice
-Tools for Supply Management
-Spend Analysis
-Supplier Enablement & Automation
-Cost & Price Analysis
-Supplier Selection and the RFP  Process
-The Competitive Bidding Process
-Contract Management
-Risk Management
-Contract Law & Contract Formation
-Business Ethics
-Strategic Supply Planning
-The Uniform Commercial Code
-Negotiations: Strategies and Techniques
-Supply Chain Alignment
-New Product Introduction
-Total Cost of Ownership
-Supplier Performance Management
-Quality Systems
-Logistics and Supply Chain  Management
-Financial Analysis
-Developing Global Supply Sources
-International Logistics and Supply  Chain Management