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Matthew A. Bradshaw, CPSM, CPSD, C.P.M.

Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®)  and  Supplier Diversity™ (CPSD™)                                      RESOURCEFUL & Tenacious Problem Solver

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5 posts published in October 2018

The five major issues facing supply chain leaders

Posted:October 4, 2018 | Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Learn more about major issues facing supply chain leaders. I don't think this has changed much in the last few years. What do you think?

posted by Supply Management
in Procurement

30 September 2013

Supply chain leaders must invest in developing their team’s skills to meet growing expectations about how procurement can support the business.
A survey of 750 senior supply chain professionals by SCM World, found they are facing five major issues.

Kevin O’Marah, chief content officer at SCM...

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CPSD™ (Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity®)

Posted:October 19, 2018 | Tags: Relationships, Supplier Diversity, CPSD

ISM’s Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™) certification program is one of the few that exists for this growing and much-needed specialization. Many companies engage in supplier diversity to be socially responsible or to meet customer or federal requirements but don’t understand its true profit potential. As a CPSD, you’ll be the guiding hand with the knowledge and training to show an organization how supplier diversity can improve the bottom line and accelerate innovation...

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CPSD™ Requirements

Posted:October 19, 2018 | Tags: Diversity, CPSD, CPSD Requirements, Eligibility

Eligibility
To be eligible for certification, you must have:

Three years of supplier diversity or supply management experience (nonclerical, nonsupport) and have a regionally accredited bachelor’s degree, OR
Five years of supplier diversity or supply management experience (nonclerical, nonsupport)
Exams
Earning a CPSD requires you to pass either one or two exams depending on whether or not you already have a CPSM or C.P.M. certification. You may take the following two exams in any...

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IBM's Sourcing Teams Are A Critical Cog In Their Sustainability Efforts

Posted:October 24, 2018

Large companies that commit to sustainability often start smaller, but they may choose to increase their commitment to the environment over time. In the language of sustainability, a company’s greenhouse gas emissions can be classified into three ‘scopes’. Scope 1 emissions are direct emissions from owned or controlled sources. Scope 2 emissions are indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy. Scope 3 emissions measure the emissions along a company’s extended value chain...

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ISM Mastery Model®

Posted:October 24, 2018

ISM Mastery Model®
Grounded in Experience, Guided by Real-World Insight
Skill gaps — especially the ones you don't know about — can hinder your efficiency, problem-solving, innovativeness and career development. The ISM Mastery Model® identifies areas for improvement, recommends learning resources and helps you master essential skills to become the expert your company can’t succeed without.

When it comes to achieving Mastery, one size does not fit all. The ISM Mastery Model® uses a customized...

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