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CACQ 007 Category Management Credential Deployed

The new Category Management Credential, CACQ 007, provides an overview of Category Management (CM) and a foundation for both the Acquisition and non-Acquisition workforce on a CM team or that support…

CACQ 007 Category Management Credential Deployed

CACQ 007 Category Management Credential Deployed
Dr. Adam Stroup, Learning Director, Services Acquisition
The new Category Management Credential, CACQ 007, provides an overview of Category Management (CM) and a foundation for both the Acquisition and non-Acquisition workforce on a CM team or that support CM oversight and reporting in the Department of Defense (DoD). Upon completion of this credential, learners will be able recognize the concepts, principles and functions of category management.

The assumption is that learners have little or no experience or exposure to category management and this credential will provide the Just-In-Time knowledge to help them get their job done.

You use CM in your everyday life—food, transportation, recreation may be some categories you think about. If you commute in a metropolitan area, you have transportation options and likely you use cost, schedule and performance as data inputs to choose your transportation method. What works best changes and when ride-share came along, that innovation changed the mix. The Department needs innovations to improve how we do business. CM is a way to find and adopt innovative solutions based on data to drive results!

Visit the CM Credential Concept Card [https://icatalog.dau.edu/onlinecatalog/CredentialConceptCard.aspx?crs_id=51] to review the requirements. While there, just click on “Apply for this Credential” to apply. The training is all on-line and you will earn 12 CLPs, plus a bonus of 2 CLPs for taking the credential exam (CLPs may change based on actual student times to complete CACQ 007). The CM Credential will appear on your DAU transcript and it is good for 5 years.