Supply Management Academy

Practical, Real-World Application. Cohesive. Tailored. A Global Faculty.

The Vantage Supply Management Academy is designed to enable participants to be more effective — and deliver competitive advantage to their organizations. We apply Vantage best practices and frameworks tailored to each client. We continually assess learning and measure business impact.

Over the past several decades, Vantage's research and client work have focused on helping sourcing and supply management organizations transform to meet changing conditions and capture the next wave of strategic value from innovation from and with suppliers. The Supply Management Academy is based on this extensive body of work.

Framework for Defining Future Competencies

Illustrative Supply Management Academy Curriculum

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

How Our Academy Helps You Unlock Supply Management Value

Leading companies realize, on average, 63% more of the value they target through strategic sourcing. They equip their people to think and act more strategically, to collaborate more effectively with internal business partners, and to more successfully negotiate and manage relationships with suppliers. 

 
 
 

Global Learning. Local Instructors.

Wherever your people need to learn, Vantage training teams are there, ready to deliver.

16 languages

50+ countries

15,000+ people trained annually

Targeted Outcomes. Tailored Learning Journeys. A Tiered Training Approach.

Vantage’s training approach begins with your business goals. We test proficiency against targeted competencies, identify your people’s learning needs, then integrate training modules into learning journeys that address those needs. Vantage’s Supply Management Academy includes options that enable participants to pass certification exams from professional associations, including CIPS and ISM.

Tiered Training Approach

Groundbreaking Research. Cutting-Edge Pedagogy. Decades of Supply Management Practice.

Articles by Vantage executives regularly appear in Harvard Business Review, Supply Chain Management Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, and California Management Review, among other leading journals. Groundbreaking Vantage research includes our landmark SRM and Supply Management Benchmarking and Customer-Supplier Negotiation studies.

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