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Exam 3: Leadership in Supply Management

3-A-5

Develop/implement changes to the organization’s supply management policies as needed.

Knowledge of:

  • 1)

    Organizational policies and procedures

  • 2)

    The scope of the supply management process (as defined by ISM) identification, acquisi- tion, access, positioning and management of resources and related capabilities the orga- nization needs or potentially needs in the attainment of its strategic objectives. Includes the following components: distribution, inven- tory control, logistics, materials management, product development, strategic sourcing, pro- curement/purchasing, quality, receiving, supply management, transportation/traffic/shipping and warehousing

  • 3)

    The role of supply management in organiza- tional strategies

  • 4)

    Management of the change process (change management)

  • 5)

    Legal ramifications

3-A-6

Participate in company acquisitions and/or mergers and/or divestitures to assure the continuity of supply and capture synergy opportunities.

Knowledge of:

  • 1)

    Methods of evaluating assets/corporate value

    • A)

      Contractual issues

1.0 Assignment consent 2.0 Confidentiality 3.0 Due diligence 4.0 Current contractual obligations 5.0 Financial assessments

  • B)

    Management of redundancy and complexity

  • C)

    Liability exposure

  • D)

    Divestiture of assets

  • E)

    Global economic considerations

3-A-7

Represent the supply organization in meetings with corporations, government agencies, profes- sional associations and other organizations.

Knowledge of:

  • 1)

    Meeting dynamics

  • 2)

    Issues in the external role and perception of

supply management

  • 3)

    Professional decorum

  • 4)

    Feedback to management

  • 5)

    Confidentiality

  • 6)

    Legal restrictions (e.g., antitrust, export)

3-A-8

Lead or participate in cross-functional and/or mul- tifunctional teams (e.g., project management, pro- cess improvement, international teams).

Knowledge of:

  • 1)

    Purpose of teams

    • A)

      Role of supply management in teams

1.0 Support/service/information 2.0 Project management 3.0 Leadership 4.0 Facilitation B) Advantages/disadvantages of teams 1.0 Consensus building 2.0 Time considerations 3.0 Ownership issues 4.0 Managing or introducing change 5.0 Groupthink 6.0 Synergy

  • C)

    Phases of team building

  • D)

    Conflict resolution

  • E)

    Personality profiles

ISM CPSM Exam Specifications

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