Implement the best practices in international sourcing with an accredited certification from the International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute (IPSCMI), USA.

The Certified International Sourcing Manager (CISM) is the program that helps professionals to improve the end to end sourcing operations in their organizations. It focusses on global trade and aims at transforming supply chain managers to “Supply Chain Masters”. It will throw light on the importance of strategic sourcing in supply chain management. The students will learn to build long-term relationships with suppliers, negotiate pricing and control costs and manage the company’s overall sourcing strategy for long-term success. The program is accredited by the International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute (IPSCMI), one of the most esteemed certifying bodies in the world.


This course introduces you to the exciting area of procurement & supply chain sourcing. Part of a broader specialization on Supply Chain Management, you will master the supplier selection process and supplier segmentation. At the completion of this course you will have the tools and techniques to find the right vendors and maintain the right relationship with any one of your existing suppliers.

Course Outline:

Understanding SCM vs. Procurement & Purchasing vs. Sourcing 

  • Let’s Talk Definitions
  • What is Sourcing
  • Types of Sourcing
  • From Tactical to Strategic Sourcing

Strategic Sourcing

  • Approach to Strategic Sourcing Strategies
  • The Steps to Strategic Sourcing
  • Kraljic Matrix

Supplier Management

  • Locating & Developing Sources of Supply
  • Determining Changing Market place factors
  • Applying Selection Criteria
  • Supplier Ratings

Global Procurement & Sourcing

  • Definitions
  • Implications of Forex
  • Types of Global Sources

Sourcing Best Practices

  • Developing & Implementing a Strategic Sourcing Strategy
  • Evolution of Category Management

Supply Chain Sourcing

  • Managing Productive Supplier Relationship
  • Insourcing vs. Outsourcing
  • Developing Continuous Improvement


IPSCMI, The International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute, is a prestigious professional institute offering purchasing and supply chain management certifications throughout the world in all modes of instruction. IPSCMI is a premier professional certification institute well-known in the United States and the world. 

Blue Ocean Academy has an exclusive tie-up with The US-based International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute (IPSCMI) to offer Certified International Sourcing Manager courses in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Kenya and North Africa.

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Dr. Sathya Menon

Dr. Sathya Menon is a trailblazer in logistics and supply chain education in the Middle East. He has 25 years of experience (including consulting and training) in the field of Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Purchasing. He has worked with various MNCs like Ericsson, Compaq and large conglomerates like Samtel, Al Futtaim helping them to expand their Supply Chain operations. He has personally trained more than 25,000 professionals in the field of Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain.


  • PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • MBA in Supply Chain Management
  • MBA in Materials Management
  • FCIPS – Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS – UK)
  • FCILT– Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Logistics and Transportation (UK)
  • Executive Program in Artificial Intelligence – Future and Impact on Business Strategy – From MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Certified SAP Consultant for Supply Chain Management from SAP, Germany
  • FCMI – Fellowship from Chartered Management Institute (CMI), UK
  • Certified Purchase Manager (CPM) from Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISM) , USA
  • Certified International Supply Chain Manager (CISCM) from International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute (IPSCMI), USA
  • Certified International Commercial Contracts Manager (CICCM) from from International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute (IPSCMI), USA
  • Certified International Professional Training Consultant (CIPTC) from American Certification Institute (ACI), USA
  • Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM) from American Purchasing Society (APS), USA
  • Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) from American Purchasing Society

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