APS (USA) - Certified Purchasing Professional - CPP

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Course Outline

This course is designed for individuals keen to progress their careers in the Procurement and Purchasing profession. The business management process recognizes the growing complexity and heavy demands of the role of purchasing in the supply chain operation and the value it brings to the bottom-line of any organization.


WingsWay brings the best blend of experience and expertise together to ensure the executives in purchasing, procurement, and supply chain are adequately trained. We make our learners reliable and confident in their professions while enhancing their employability options in any competitive environment. APS has indicated that professionals with CPP certification have earned almost 25% more than the other purchasing and supply chain professionals.

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Learner's Profile

This course is designed to support professionals moving into, or who are already in supervisory or team-leader roles but require training and development to understand the complete procurement & purchasing processes along with Materials Management & Supply Chain related activities.

Course Objectives

The course is designed to efficiently & effectively manage the Procurement Process, Supply Base, Operational Requirements, Supplier Relationship and inter-department Relationships. To understand the procurement responsibilities and confidently apply the knowledge in various roles.

Key Topics:

  • Purchasing Process
  • Make or Buy?
  • Purchasing Steps
  • Procurement Process
  • Supplier Evaluation
  • Supplier Rating Methods
  • RFI, RFP and RFQ
  • Advance Purchasing Planning
  • Proactive and Reactive Procurement
  • Types of Contracts and Management
  • Global Sourcing Benefits and Challenges
  • Negotiation Process and Methods

Who should attend?

This course is designed for entry-level staff and is a must for anybody interested in a career in a purchasing department.

Course Content


  • Purchasing Cycle
  • Purchasing System
  • Purchasing Steps


  • Order of Precedence
  • Make or Buy
  • Lease-Purchase Analysis


  • Advance Purchase Planning
  • Purchasing Complexity
  • Procurement Planning Content


  • Solicitation Planning
  • Written Solicitation


  • Price Competitive Approach
  • Blanket Purchase Agreements
  • Electronic Procurement


  • Steps in Negotiating
  • Tools in Negotiating
  • Types of Negotiations


  • Overview of Worldwide Sourcing
  • Offshore & Domestic Purchase
  • Trade Barriers
  • Currency Risk Management
  • Currency Adjustment Factors
  • Currency Hedging
  • Global Sourcing Strategies


  • Categorical Method
  • Cost Point Method
  • Vendor Profile Analysis


  • Introduction and Overview
  • Elements of a Contract
  • Duties and Obligations
  • Types of Purchasing Contracts
Entry Qualification

Under Graduation | Working in Procurement | New to Procurement

Career Opportunities:
  • Procurement
  • Purchasing
  • Buyer
  • Supervisor
  • Executive in Procumbent
  • Supplier Management
  • Sourcing
  • Trading companies
  • MNC buying companies
  • Suppliers
  • Vendors
Next Steps

This course is a step towards earning CPPM (Certified Professional Purchasing Manager) Certificate.

Course Duration
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