The ACI Competitive Advantage
ACI provides a ¡°complete portfolio¡± of training, testing, and certification programs. These listings are shown elsewhere on the webpage. For help in developing tailored courses specific to your needs, don't hesitate to contact our training specialists .
ACI is an active partner of the International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute (IPSCMI). IPSCMI offers a full portfolio of basic and advanced purchasing and supply chain management training courses and professional certifications.
ACI certifications are issued and recognized not only in the US and China but also in other countries in the Far East, Europe, and the Middle East. Value provided in ACI training and certification programs is higher than competitors because of higher quality and lower prices.
At the same time, ACI has established alliance partner relationships with more than 50 organizations in the world. Thousands of professionals from 40 countries worldwide have been certified by ACI so far.
The President of ACI is Dr. LeRoy H. Graw. Dr. Graw is the published author of several purchasing and supply chain management textbooks and is a famous international trainer and consultant. Dr. Graw holds a Master¡¯s in Commerce (MBA) and a Doctorate in Education Administration and has thirty-seven-years of teaching experience in both the public and private sectors. His experience includes more than 10 years of international experience, primarily in the Far East and Middle East.
Other ACI American instructors generally hold doctorates, and most from prestigious American and foreign universities. All the ACI instructors have experience teaching non-English students and know their learning styles. In addition, all these instructors are certified in the discipline they teach.
ACI ¡°native¡±/local instructors can teach the discipline in the local language without the need for interpretation. All these instructors are certified in the discipline they teach and bring an intense enthusiasm for the classes they teach.
ACI textbooks are the very latest English or local language texts available. ACI generally provides digital or hardcopy Powerpoint lectures to supplement available textual material.
ACI certification examinations are all in English with local language ¡°subtitles¡±. ACI certification examinations are unique in this respect inasmuch as most other organizations do not ¡°go this extra mile¡± in providing such examinations. Most other organizations test their candidates only in English.
ACI subscribes to the quality standards of ISO 9001. The Certification programs of the ACI have been verified and determined to meet all the Quality Management System (QMS) requirements of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standard 9001, to include the Quality Management requirements, requirements for Quality Systems Administration, requirements for Process/Product Operations, and requirements for Quality Control. The standards developed by ISO are used by businesses, industry associations, governments and trade officials. ISO standards contribute to world trade by increasing safety, quality, reliability, efficiency and interchangeability. International standards help make products and services cheaper, safer and cleaner.