L4M6 Focus Areas

L4M6 Focus Areas

These are some common learning areas that CIPS often asks in the exam. However we can not assure that they will not ask other areas of knowledge.

  • Relationship spectrum
  • Relationship matrices: Kraljic’s Portfolio Matrix, Supplier Preferencing Matrix
  • Sources of competitive advantages: how procurement aligns with business overall objectives
  • Porter’s Five Forces
  • STEEPLE factors in action
  • Added value of good relationship
  • Methods to identify, qualify and select suppliers
  • Conflict resolution
  • Team development stages
  • Cross-functional team
  • Early supplier involvement
  • Termination of relationship: when to terminate? What should be noticed?
  • Types of partnership
  • Drivers and facilitators of partnership
  • Reasons for the failure of partnership

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L4M1: Scope and Influence of Procurement and Supply

L4M2: Defining Business Needs

L4M3: Commercial Contracting

L4M4: Ethical and Responsible Sourcing

L4M5: Commercial Negotiation

L4M6: Supplier Relationship

L4M7: Whole Life Assets Management

L4M8: Procurement and Supply in Practice

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