Advanced Purchasing Workshops

We are excited to announce a new line of Advanced Purchasing Workshops! These courses are offered in collaboration with Western Michigan University's Center for Integrated Supply Management program. Classes will be taught in the Indianapolis area year-round and are normally one-day, in-person courses. Course examples include: Cost Improvement Techniques, Negotiation Strategies and Tactics, Legal Issues, and more!

Our Purchasing Workshops focus on developing a purchasing professional or organization at the highest level. Each course provides participants with best-practice rules, tools and processes to increase functional performance directly applied to the participant's industry and company. 

The full curriculum consists of six workshops. Members and guests can choose to take a single class, multiple classes, or the full curriculum. Completion of all six workshops (in any order) leads to an Advanced Purchasing Certificate from WMU's Center for Integrated Supply Management. 

Instructor: Kenneth Jones, CPSM, C.P.M.
        Western Michigan University
        Director, Education and Applied Solutions
        ISM-CI Academic Member


Other Educational Opportunities

In addition to our line of Advanced Purchasing Workshops, ISM-Central Indiana is pleased to offer additional opportunities for Professional Education. These courses include an Overview on Lean Six-Sigma Green Belt Certification Techniques and CPSM Exam Prep, among others. Learn more about the Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) designation on the Institute for Supply Management website here.

Keep an eye on our schedule below and in the Meetings tab for upcoming Educational Opportunities. 

Our Upcoming Schedule of Professional Educational Courses: