Global Standard for Procurement and Supply

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Level: Advanced Professional

Theme: Technology

Segment 3.5 Improving Systems Capabilities for Supply Chain Management

Segment 3.5 Improving Systems Capabilities for Supply Chain Management

Knowledge: Will know and understand Capabilities: Will be able to

The use of bespoke systems and commercial off the shelf systems (COTS) and workflows to enable improved control of expenditures on suppliers in organisations

Critically evaluate opportunities for the development of systems or procurement of commercial off the shelf systems (COTS) to enable the improved control of expenditures on suppliers by the organisation

The use of database systems, data centres and data warehousing for procurement and supply chain management

Investigate opportunities for the development of database systems, data centres and data warehousing used in procurement and supply chain management and make recommendations to colleagues and stakeholders

The development of big data analytics to assist decision making

Assess opportunities to develop and make use of big data analytics to create improved supply chain planning, forecasting and control

Contemporary ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems and their impact on procurement and supply chain management and the wider organisation

Critically evaluate the capabilities and application of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems and data bases for procurement and supply chain activities, and make recommendations to senior managers on their selection, development and implementation

The impact of P2P (Purchase to Pay) systems used in procurement and supply chain management

Maximise the use of P2P (Purchase to Pay) systems and make recommendations to senior managers on the development and use of touchless transactions

Developments in systems technologies such as:

  • intranets and extranets
  • data centre management
  • Cloud computing
  • Oen source software
  • convergence of technology platforms

Critically assess developments in systems technology and make recommendations to colleagues and other stakeholders that will improve procurement and supply chain management

The use of integration tools in systems technology to improve supply chain management

Critically assess improvements that can be made to integrate both internal systems and systems across supply chains through data integration technology and make recommendations to colleagues and other stakeholders

The development of business continuity plans to mitigate interruptions in the supply chain

Work with key stakeholders to assess the business continuity plans created by key suppliers and provide advice on potential improvements that can be made

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The use of bespoke systems and commercial off the shelf systems (COTS) and workflows to enable improved control of expenditures on suppliers in organisations

Capabilities: Will be able to

Critically evaluate opportunities for the development of systems or procurement of commercial off the shelf systems (COTS) to enable the improved control of expenditures on suppliers by the organisation

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The use of database systems, data centres and data warehousing for procurement and supply chain management

Capabilities: Will be able to

Investigate opportunities for the development of database systems, data centres and data warehousing used in procurement and supply chain management and make recommendations to colleagues and stakeholders

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The development of big data analytics to assist decision making

Capabilities: Will be able to

Assess opportunities to develop and make use of big data analytics to create improved supply chain planning, forecasting and control

Knowledge: Will know and understand

Contemporary ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems and their impact on procurement and supply chain management and the wider organisation

Capabilities: Will be able to

Critically evaluate the capabilities and application of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems and data bases for procurement and supply chain activities, and make recommendations to senior managers on their selection, development and implementation

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The impact of P2P (Purchase to Pay) systems used in procurement and supply chain management

Capabilities: Will be able to

Maximise the use of P2P (Purchase to Pay) systems and make recommendations to senior managers on the development and use of touchless transactions

Knowledge: Will know and understand

Developments in systems technologies such as:

  • intranets and extranets
  • data centre management
  • Cloud computing
  • Oen source software
  • convergence of technology platforms
Capabilities: Will be able to

Critically assess developments in systems technology and make recommendations to colleagues and other stakeholders that will improve procurement and supply chain management

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The use of integration tools in systems technology to improve supply chain management

Capabilities: Will be able to

Critically assess improvements that can be made to integrate both internal systems and systems across supply chains through data integration technology and make recommendations to colleagues and other stakeholders

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The development of business continuity plans to mitigate interruptions in the supply chain

Capabilities: Will be able to

Work with key stakeholders to assess the business continuity plans created by key suppliers and provide advice on potential improvements that can be made

This segment was last updated on: 3rd April 2017

The Global Standard for Procurement and Supply structure

Released in 2014 the Standard is a competency framework of procurement and supply skills, knowledge and capabilities that can be used by individuals and organisations to identity training and professional development needs at varying levels of competency.

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