Supply Management Academy

Transform your supply organization for the future

Empower your supply teams to unlock new value

In today's complex business landscape, procurement and supply chain management organizations need to develop and retain top talent. Navigating geopolitical turbulence, increasing supply chain resilience, and delivering supplier innovations – all while continuing to drive costs down – requires new skills.

The most successful organizations will rely on supply management professionals who can navigate these complex issues while driving value for the business. These leaders will pair deep supply chain management experience with broader acumen and soft skills like influence and communication.

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About the Academy

BDO’s Supply Management Academy helps organizations level up their supply functions by working with professionals to hone key skills and unlock their full potential. Our courses empower your supply leaders to grow into strategic advisors who can help guide their businesses through uncertainty. Organizations that have invested in their supply professionals through Supply Management Academy have achieved billions in cost savings and improved talent attraction and retention.











Flexible learning courses tailored to your goals

BDO Supply Management Academy is modular and fully customizable – we work with you to design a course based on your goals and your team’s level of knowledge and experience. You choose the competencies, courses, and learning formats best suited to your needs, including instructor-led, virtual, or in-person workshops and self-paced digital learning. Courses can be delivered through a catalogue-based open enrollment model or cohort-based, integrated learning journeys.

Learning Topics

Supply Management Academy covers all aspects of the supply chain from strategy to implementation:

  • Category Strategy and Management
  • Contract Management
  • Cost Management
  • Inventory and Materials Management
  • Procure-to-Pay (P2P)
  • Planning and Demand Management
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Supply Chain Network Design
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Sustainability, Compliance, and ESG
  • Transportation and Logistics Management

  • Data Fluency
  • Digital Dexterity
  • Financial Analysis
  • Negotiation
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management
  • Risk Management
  • Strategic Thinking and Problem-Solving

  • Change Management
  • Communication
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Influence
  • Leadership

Supply Management Academy drives tangible results

On average, leading companies realize 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 negotiate and better manage relationships with suppliers.

Centralized procurement organization delivered Year One savings of $50 million+ and subsequently $200 million annual value.

Achieved working capital reductions of $400-800 million by optimizing inventory, plus OpEx savings valued at up to $625 million.

New consolidated, shared-services R&D Sourcing and Supplier Management organization delivered Year One target savings of $60 million, avoiding layoffs and talent attrition without new hiring.

Global Learning, Local Instructors

We have training teams and instructors across the globe. Wherever you are, we are ready to support you.

Our programs are designed and delivered by instructors who are experienced consultants with experience as senior practitioners at leading companies.

20 languages

50+ countries

19,000+ professionals trained annually

Feedback from Supply Management Academy Participants

I was impressed with the delivery given this is our first virtual class involving people from multiple countries. Prep work before class began was very helpful. The breakouts were good, short but that drove intensity. Never a boring second in the training. I wish we could have more time.

Category Manager
APAC, Semiconductor Company following first program in a multi-month leadership development program

I thought the examples were excellent and very relevant to my role/ relatable. It is obvious that a lot of consideration has been put into the content so that we can understand the concepts quickly.

Supply Chain Manager
EMEA, Semiconductor Company

The instructors complemented each other well – one seemed to be familiar with the framework as an instructor and one brought a lot of real-life examples of tough negotiations. There were no side-tracks, everything seemed to be related to the trainings.

Procurement Manager
North America, Medical Equipment manufacturer in Intermediate track of procurement development program