Saturday, March 25, 2017

BLUE OCEAN STRIKES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH UK-BASED ILM TO GROOM FUTURE INDUSTRY LEADERS

Dubai : Blue Ocean, the region’s largest professional knowledge empowerment enterprise has forayed into leadership management training striking a strategic partnership with the prestigious Institute of Leadership Management (ILM), UK.

The Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) is Europe’s leading management training organisation and is partnering with Blue Ocean to spark professionals, transforming them into innovative and skilled leaders.

Blue Ocean students can now join the largest awarding body for leadership and management qualifications in the UK. Blue Ocean’s training for ILM certifications will be available at its public batches as well as corporate training programmes across the Middle East : UAE, Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman.

“We would strongly encourage anyone in a position of leadership or management to consider taking an ILM qualification. By investing in management development, organisations can ensure that their leaders are confident in their abilities and able to lead employees through the challenging times ahead. Nurturing effiective leaders through management development is the single most cost-effective investment,” said Dr. Sathya Menon, Academic Director, Blue Ocean Academy.

ILM-Blue Ocean certifications are designed to help managers increase staff efficiency and motivation, ensuring that their businesses run at an optimum level of productivity. Training courses are tailored to the needs of individual organisations and their managers.

From industry-leading qualifications and membership services to specialist learning resources Blue Ocean- ILM products and services are built on in-depth research and benchmarked against best practice standards. Supporting a fast-growing community of practising leaders and managers, ILM’s membership services are designed to provide ongoing continuing professional development throughout every stage of a manager’s career.

Backed by an in-depth programme of thought leadership research, ILM-Blue Ocean programmes are set to empower professionals by improving leadership and management skills, knowledge and outputs across all sectors, from corporate finance to the armed forces. (Ends)

For further information please contact Mr. Ahmad Mustafa @ 00971505658508 or Ahmad@blueoceanacademy.com.






Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Blue Ocean Partners With CIPS

Blue Ocean Partners with the Prestigious CIPS to Raise the Bar of Procurement Professionals

Training and Certification Programmes to Reach Out to MENA region

Dubai : In a strategic partnership, Blue Ocean, the region’s largest knowledge empowerment enterprise has joined hands with the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), UK, to train and certify procurement professionals in the Middle East.

The partnership comes at a time when the importance of the procurement function has risen in prominence in a highly competitive global environment. With the supplies of critical commodities becoming more expensive, procurement professionals worldwide are playing a critical role in strategizing and mitigating these risks. In the Middle East too, As UAE races to become the logistics hub of the world, knowledge and technology is proving to be a key driving factor for success along with training and strategy.

Blue Ocean has for long played a key role in bridging the gap between the infrastructure and knowledge in the region and has now been approved as a study centre for prestigious CIPS training and certifications. In the future, Blue Ocean will also act as an exam centre for CIPS.

“I am delighted to welcome Blue Ocean Academy as a CIPS study centre in the Middle East. They have a track record of providing quality education here in the MENA region and will provide an additional outlet to those looking to achieve globally required procurement qualificications, “ said Sam Achampong, FCIPS, Regional Director, CIPS, Mena.

Kurt Warren Chairman Fellows Committee, CIPS, Mena Region while launching the Blue Ocean- CIPS programme at the Grand Excelsior Hotel recently said : “the procurement and supply profession is one of the fastest growing and most sought after professions. The introduction of procurement and supply professionals taking their place in the boardroom, as Chief Procurement Officer or Chief Supply Officers is indicative of its importance globally."

“Blue Ocean Academy has been a provider of Procurement and Supply Chain qualifications for many years. I know first hand how professional they are at delivering training. I am delighted to welcome Blue Ocean Academy, as an approved study centre for to deliver CIPS qualifications. This is in recognition of their ability to provide first class training in procurement and supply chain,” Kurt Warren added.

Talking at the launch of the programme, Warren urged the procurement fraternity : “You have chosen to take this opportunity to enhance your procurement and supply chain knowledge. Over the next few months you will learn from qualified CIPS professionals, who will not only teach you the CIPS curriculum, they will draw upon their knowledge and experience. Enjoy every minute of your training and studying. The journey will be rewarding, providing you with the foundations to build upon and eventually reach MCIPS status, a globally recognized procurement and supply qualification.”

Until recently, procurement was a necessary, but seldom celebrated, component of multinational corporations. But times have changed: These days, procurement organizations within companies are playing pivotal roles in the success of global firms in ways that old-fashioned purchasing managers could never have imagined.

“Training, technology and certifications have therefore become crucial factors in the corporate word,” explained Dr. Sathya Menon, Program Director, Blue Ocean –CIPS. Armed with CIPS certifications, Blue Ocean can now reach out to its large procurement fraternity, endorsing their knowledge and skills through advanced certifications from the prestigious CIPS.”

Blue Ocean is also reaching out to other Middle East countries like KSA, Qatar and Oman with the purpose of upgrading the skills of the procurement fraternity and raising the bar of the certified professionals, through advanced CIPs certifications.

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For further details on CIPS, pls contact Dr. Sathya Menon @ 050 4720562
















Friday, February 17, 2017

Blue Ocean Academy Receives The Global Training and Development Leadership Award 2017

Dr Sathya Menon, Academic Director, Blue Ocean Academy receives the Global Training and Development Leadership Award 2017 @ the silver jubilee edition of the World HR Congress presented by Times Ascent and CHRO Asia held at the Mumbai Taj Lands End on Feb. 15. He joins other iconic personalities from 25 countries who have made stellar contributions in the field of training development and leadership..it's a proud moment for Blue Ocean and also the man who has transformed the face of logistics and supply chain training in Dubai and Middle East.. #UAE #training#award #HR #leadership #CHRO #middleeast #dubai




Dr. Sathya Menon MCIPS, FCMI, CPM , Certified SAP Consultant – SCM/MM

Blue Ocean, the region's largest knowledge empowerment enterprise is proud to announce that Dr. Sathya Menon, Academic Director, has been conferred with the MCIPS degree, from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), UK, considered as the golden standard for procurement excellence among procurement and supply professionals, worldwide.. Congratulations ...we in Blue Ocean take pride in your leadership and benchmark your excellence.




Dr. Sathya Menon is a trailblazer in logistics and supply chain education in the Middle East. He has a keen insight into the annual $26 trillion global logistics industry and has pioneered supply chain education in the Middle East stepping in to bridge the much-needed gap between knowledge and infrastructure in the region. He is a top notch professional armed with a PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management with a distinct focus on “Mitigating Risks in Global Supply Chain.”

He has also been conferred the highly prestigious ‘MCIPS’ status from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), UK, which is a golden standard of professional excellence among procurement and supply chain professionals worldwide. He is a certified SAP consultant (SCM/MM)  from SAP, Germany, and has been granted Fellowship in Management from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), UK.

Having worked in multi-nationals like Ericsson, Compaq, Haier, Technics and local conglomerates like Al Futtaim in the UAE and Samtel in India, Dr. Sathya Menon is a hands-on industry expert who blends practicality with theory and training with experience. He is the Academic Director of Blue Ocean Management Training and Consultancy, the region’s largest knowledge empowerment enterprise known for its custom-designed and accurate training courses delivered in the backdrop of an industry simulated environment. Training programs conceptualized by Dr. Menon have been rated as “Excellent” by participants worldwide. Dr. Menon is also regarded as an innovative Business Process Reengineering consultant having helped major companies in streamlining processes, removing bottlenecks and improving profitability.

With an illustrious career spanning over 24 years, Dr. Menon is a change leader, transforming the face of logistics education in the Middle East and South Asia. He is the driving force behind Blue Ocean and has sparked the careers of more than 20,000 logistics and supply chain professionals worldwide. Corporate training is his forte and his clients include L’oreal, Pepsi, Saudi Aramco, Vodafone Qatar, Al Futtaim, Atlantis The Palm, Shangri-La Hotel , Grand Stores to name a few.
 Dr. Sathya Menon has also been conferred  the Global Training and Development Leadership Award at the 25th World HRD Congress 2017, Mumbai,  for his extraordinary work and contribution as change leader in Global training and logistics.


Academic Credentials

  • PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • MBA in Supply Chain Management
  • MBA in Materials Management
  • MCIPS from Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), UK
  • Certified SAP Consultant for Supply Chain Management from SAP, Germany
  • FCMI from Chartered Management Institute (CMI), UK
  • Certified Purchase Manager (CPM) from Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISM) , USA
  • Certified International Supply Chain Manager (CISCM) from International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute (IPSCMI), USA
  • Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM) from American Purchasing Society (APS), USA
  • Certified International Commercial Contracts Manager (CICCM) from International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute (IPSCMI), USA

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Corporate Training in Contracts Management

Blue Ocean pioneers in knowledge, empowerment and education in the UAE delivers corporate training in Commercial Contracts Management, Oct. 2016..





Saturday, January 28, 2017

Corporate Training in Contracts Management, Oct. 2016

Continuous training translates into highly engaged employees; employees going that extra mile to meet organizational goals ; improved teamwork; increased ability to be competitive and loyal employees. 






Friday, January 27, 2017

Supply chain professionals

Supply chain professionals stand a chance of doubling their salary in the international marketplace, once they get certified.