Global Standard for Procurement and Supply

Current segment

Level: Advanced Professional

Theme: Delivering Outcomes

Segment 7.8 Applying Improvement Methodologies for the Supply Chain

Segment 7.8 Applying Improvement Methodologies for the Supply Chain

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

Specifying data to support, problem diagnosis and decision making

Investigate procurement and supply chain issues through application and analysis of data to create appropriate recommendations

Deming's plan, do, check, action (PDCA) cycle and approaches to quality management

Apply systematic approaches to develop improvements in procurement and supply chain management

The use of statistical analysis to developing supplies to examine issues affecting the performance of the supply chain

Lead programmes to collate and analyse data to formulate strategies and plans for improving procurement and supply chain issues

Developing metrics to measure the performance of the supply chain

Evaluate metrics that can be applied to measure performance and develop improvement plans with suppliers and stakeholders

Project identification and improvement strategies

Evaluate development projects and create appropriate strategies for their implementation

Business case development and cost/ benefit analysis

Create sound business cases for the purchase of goods or services built on statistical evidence

Root cause analysis and the use of six sigma tools

Apply root cause analysis to problems experienced in procurement and supply chain management and apply statistical methods for the development and implementation of improvement plans

Methodologies for the development of supply chains such as:

  • SC21
  • EFQM
  • SCRIA
  • Balanced scorecard methodologies
  • Supplier relationship management

Select and instigate supply chain improvement methodologies

Knowledge: Will know and understand

Specifying data to support, problem diagnosis and decision making

Capabilities: Will be able to

Investigate procurement and supply chain issues through application and analysis of data to create appropriate recommendations

Knowledge: Will know and understand

Deming's plan, do, check, action (PDCA) cycle and approaches to quality management

Capabilities: Will be able to

Apply systematic approaches to develop improvements in procurement and supply chain management

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The use of statistical analysis to developing supplies to examine issues affecting the performance of the supply chain

Capabilities: Will be able to

Lead programmes to collate and analyse data to formulate strategies and plans for improving procurement and supply chain issues

Knowledge: Will know and understand

Developing metrics to measure the performance of the supply chain

Capabilities: Will be able to

Evaluate metrics that can be applied to measure performance and develop improvement plans with suppliers and stakeholders

Knowledge: Will know and understand

Project identification and improvement strategies

Capabilities: Will be able to

Evaluate development projects and create appropriate strategies for their implementation

Knowledge: Will know and understand

Business case development and cost/ benefit analysis

Capabilities: Will be able to

Create sound business cases for the purchase of goods or services built on statistical evidence

Knowledge: Will know and understand

Root cause analysis and the use of six sigma tools

Capabilities: Will be able to

Apply root cause analysis to problems experienced in procurement and supply chain management and apply statistical methods for the development and implementation of improvement plans

Knowledge: Will know and understand

Methodologies for the development of supply chains such as:

  • SC21
  • EFQM
  • SCRIA
  • Balanced scorecard methodologies
  • Supplier relationship management
Capabilities: Will be able to

Select and instigate supply chain improvement methodologies

This segment was last updated on: 4th 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.

The Global Standard for Procurement and Supply structure
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