Certified Purchasing Professional

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American Purchasing Society is an organization of buyers, purchasing managers, executives, and others interested in the purchasing profession. We were founded in 1969 and have members from every state and 28 countries worldwide. Our objective is to improve the business purchasing function through education and our certification program. We were the first organization to establish a certification program for professional buyers and purchasing managers and our Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) program is unique because we not only measure the competence of the applicants through a written examination, but we conduct reference checks to evaluate the applicant's business reputation. The American Purchasing Society's educational objectives are achieved through training programs and our own educational publications of interest to business and the purchasing community.

Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP)

Program Background

The American Purchasing Society individual certification program was the first program for purchasing professionals. The program has been continually improved since its inception. Other organizations have realized the value of the American Purchasing Society program and have instituted programs of their own, but the American Purchasing Society program is the best because it stresses the importance of integrity and practical on the job knowledge. There are now American Purchasing Society certified professionals throughout the world. Certified Purchasing Professionals (CPP) and Certified Professional Purchasing Managers (CPPM) are selected over other candidates as position requirements have become more demanding.

Who is Eligible?

All people in purchasing, materials management, executive position, Financial controllers, Accountants and Project Managers.

CPP Requirements

  • A minimum of three years purchasing related experience OR a degree from a recognized college plus two years of purchasing related experience.
  • An examination is normally required and must be passed.

C.P.P Objectives

  • To promote recognition and acceptance of professional status for certified people involved in purchasing and supply chain operations among other areas of business management.
  • To develop performance standards and operational guidelines which can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of purchasing and supply chain.
  • To develop and live by a code of ethical standards for purchasing and supply chain operations under which modern business practices might be more clearly understood and favorably accepted by the public in general.
  • To increase the degree to which the individual gains personal confidence, satisfaction, and pride from direct involvement in purchasing and supply chain operations.

Exams Requirements:

To reach the exam point applicants should attend a professional purchasing two programs as follows;

  1. Preparation for certified purchasing professional (CPP) & Exam: this course provides the best purchasing training for new experienced buyers or to prepare for CPP examination.
  2. Business Ethics for buyers and seller.

CPP Program Outlines

Strategic Contribution of Purchasing and Supply

  • Why are the institutions investing in improving procurement skills?
  • Creating supply advantage by leveraging the strategic nature of procurement (Mission, Analysis and Implementation).
  • Development of supply strategy.
  • Knowledge of supply markets.

Purchasing & Supply Chain Management

  • Concept of supply chain management.
  • Supply chain planning, sourcing, making and delivery.
  • Using information technology.
  • Supply chain coordination.
  • Creating Supply chain opportunities.
  • Improving the efficiency of the supply chain.

The Contract Process ans Successful Negotiating

  • Understanding the area of the law that concern purchasing.
  • Understanding and making contracts.
  • Documenting the contract in writing.
  • Different types of warranties.
  • The place and time where the buyer takes ownership.
  • Obligations of the agent and the principal.
  • Antitrust and unfair trade practices by buyer or seller.
  • Compensation for supplier failure.

Some Buying Techniques.

  • Subcontracting.
  • Hedging with futures contracts.
  • Buying Internationally (Why, Problems, Transportation and Customs).
  • Leasing and haring of capital equipments instead of buying.
  • Measuring the Purchasing performance.
  • Reporting to management.

Business Ethics for Buyers and Sellers

  • The meaning and source of ethics.
  • How ethics affects the way in which we do business.
  • How to make ethical decisions.
  • The relationship between the law and ethics.
  • How to become familiar with the ethics issues that buyers and sellers confront.
  • Review of APS codes of ethics.

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American Purchasing Society is an organization of buyers, purchasing managers, executives, and others interested in the purchasing profession. We were founded in 1969 and have members from every state and 28 countries worldwide. Our objective is to improve the business purchasing function through education and our certification program. We were the first organization to establish a certification program for professional buyers and purchasing managers and our Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) program is unique because we not only measure the competence of the applicants through a written examination, but we conduct reference checks to evaluate the applicant's business reputation. The American Purchasing Society's educational objectives are achieved through training programs and our own educational publications of interest to business and the purchasing community.

Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP)

Program Background

The American Purchasing Society individual certification program was the first program for purchasing professionals. The program has been continually improved since its inception. Other organizations have realized the value of the American Purchasing Society program and have instituted programs of their own, but the American Purchasing Society program is the best because it stresses the importance of integrity and practical on the job knowledge. There are now American Purchasing Society certified professionals throughout the world. Certified Purchasing Professionals (CPP) and Certified Professional Purchasing Managers (CPPM) are selected over other candidates as position requirements have become more demanding.

Who is Eligible?

All people in purchasing, materials management, executive position, Financial controllers, Accountants and Project Managers.

CPP Requirements

  • A minimum of three years purchasing related experience OR a degree from a recognized college plus two years of purchasing related experience.
  • An examination is normally required and must be passed.

C.P.P Objectives

  • To promote recognition and acceptance of professional status for certified people involved in purchasing and supply chain operations among other areas of business management.
  • To develop performance standards and operational guidelines which can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of purchasing and supply chain.
  • To develop and live by a code of ethical standards for purchasing and supply chain operations under which modern business practices might be more clearly understood and favorably accepted by the public in general.
  • To increase the degree to which the individual gains personal confidence, satisfaction, and pride from direct involvement in purchasing and supply chain operations.

Exams Requirements:

To reach the exam point applicants should attend a professional purchasing two programs as follows;

  1. Preparation for certified purchasing professional (CPP) & Exam: this course provides the best purchasing training for new experienced buyers or to prepare for CPP examination.
  2. Business Ethics for buyers and seller.

CPP Program Outlines

Strategic Contribution of Purchasing and Supply

  • Why are the institutions investing in improving procurement skills?
  • Creating supply advantage by leveraging the strategic nature of procurement (Mission, Analysis and Implementation).
  • Development of supply strategy.
  • Knowledge of supply markets.

Purchasing & Supply Chain Management

  • Concept of supply chain management.
  • Supply chain planning, sourcing, making and delivery.
  • Using information technology.
  • Supply chain coordination.
  • Creating Supply chain opportunities.
  • Improving the efficiency of the supply chain.

The Contract Process ans Successful Negotiating

  • Understanding the area of the law that concern purchasing.
  • Understanding and making contracts.
  • Documenting the contract in writing.
  • Different types of warranties.
  • The place and time where the buyer takes ownership.
  • Obligations of the agent and the principal.
  • Antitrust and unfair trade practices by buyer or seller.
  • Compensation for supplier failure.

Some Buying Techniques.

  • Subcontracting.
  • Hedging with futures contracts.
  • Buying Internationally (Why, Problems, Transportation and Customs).
  • Leasing and haring of capital equipments instead of buying.
  • Measuring the Purchasing performance.
  • Reporting to management.

Business Ethics for Buyers and Sellers

  • The meaning and source of ethics.
  • How ethics affects the way in which we do business.
  • How to make ethical decisions.
  • The relationship between the law and ethics.
  • How to become familiar with the ethics issues that buyers and sellers confront.
  • Review of APS codes of ethics.