IIMM and MetaCog Launch Online Advanced Purchasing Management Programme

New online Training Programme in the Supply Chain Management series covering Strategic Sourcing, Contracting, E-Procurement and Spend Analysis

 

Bengaluru, April 25, 2013 — Today, the Indian Institute of Materials Management and MetaCog Solutions announced the launch of the online Advanced Purchasing Management Programme.

The new programme consists of fifty hours of online training and is designed to be completed in 20 weeks. It builds on the concepts addressed in the Foundation programme and explores the commercial aspects of purchasing functions.

“There are two major USPs of this programme – firstly, it is very convenient as participants can learn at their own time and pace. Secondly, this course is made by working professionals specifically for working professionals. So it is very practical, and professionals can immediately apply the skills that they learn in the course to their workplace,” commented Rashmi Gautam, E-learning Programme Coordinator, IIMM.

Online training programmes are a key complement to traditional class room training programmes. Being able to train without the classic constraints of having to take work days off, travel long distances, incur hotel and transportation expenses is important for most organizations. In addition, online training programmes provide consistently high quality training, immediate feedback to participants as they move from one lesson to the other and the ability to learn topics at their own pace and revisit as required.

By offering more technology-based training options, IIMM will be able to provide access to a larger variety of students than ever before, including those in remote locations. The online learning model includes self-paced online training, video based instruction, testing and certification.

IIMM and MetaCog have already launched online Foundation Programmes on Supply Management, Warehousing and Logistics that have been widely appreciated. They expect to release other Advanced programmes in the coming months.

IIMM with its Headquarters at Navi Mumbai, is the National Apex body representing a wide spectrum of professionals engaged in various facets of Material Management, responsible for planning, sourcing, Logistics & Supply Chain Management. Through its wide network of 45 branches and 18 chapters having over 8000 members drawn from public and private sectors, IIMM is dedicated to the promotion of the profession of Materials Management. To be able to address the online learning needs of professionals and aspirants, IIMM has partnered with MetaCog Solutions, the leader in online professional training, to develop online courses and certification.

Contact: IIMM

Contact: MetaCog Solutions

Additional information about IIMM – MetaCog online courses is available at http://www.iimm.orghttp://iimmcourses.com and www.metacogsolutions.com. This news release and other announcements are available at the websites of IIMM and MetaCog. 

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