Global Standard for Procurement and Supply

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Level: Managerial

Theme: External Environment

Segment 2.4 The Impact of Globalisation on Supply Chains

Segment 2.4 The Impact of Globalisation on Supply Chains

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

The main drivers of globalisation in supply chains

Identify and explore opportunities for globalisation in the procurement of goods and services

Potential Conflict between the needs of stakeholders operating with globalised supply chains and certain methods of management

Contribute to the management of the procurement and supply chain function taking steps to mitigate challenges and difficulties to resolve conflict within the organisation and with its supply chains

The main implications of ethical and sustainable procurement in supply chains

Advise colleagues and other stakeholders on how to promote ethical and sustainable procurement in the organisation and its supply chain

The main cultural and social issues in supply chains, such as:

  • Language and cultural barriers
  • Labour standards and workers rights
  • Inequalities between workers
  • Health and safety and environmental standards
  • Minimum/fair wages
  • Modern slavery

Advise colleagues and other stakeholders on cultural and social issues that can affect supply chains 

Labour codes that impact on the globalisation of supply chains such as standards set by the United Nations (UN), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) and Social Accountability International standard SA8000

Develop and implement plans that address the implications of labour standards that impact on the globalisation of supply chains

The impact of customs unions, trade areas and trade blocs such as:

  • European Union (EU)
  • European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  • East African Community (EAC)
  • African Union (AU)
  • United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

Evaluate the impact customs unions, trade areas and trade blocs have on any restrictions or opportunities for global sourcing

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The main drivers of globalisation in supply chains

Capabilities: Will be able to

Identify and explore opportunities for globalisation in the procurement of goods and services

Knowledge: Will know and understand

Potential Conflict between the needs of stakeholders operating with globalised supply chains and certain methods of management

Capabilities: Will be able to

Contribute to the management of the procurement and supply chain function taking steps to mitigate challenges and difficulties to resolve conflict within the organisation and with its supply chains

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The main implications of ethical and sustainable procurement in supply chains

Capabilities: Will be able to

Advise colleagues and other stakeholders on how to promote ethical and sustainable procurement in the organisation and its supply chain

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The main cultural and social issues in supply chains, such as:

  • Language and cultural barriers
  • Labour standards and workers rights
  • Inequalities between workers
  • Health and safety and environmental standards
  • Minimum/fair wages
  • Modern slavery
Capabilities: Will be able to

Advise colleagues and other stakeholders on cultural and social issues that can affect supply chains 

Knowledge: Will know and understand

Labour codes that impact on the globalisation of supply chains such as standards set by the United Nations (UN), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) and Social Accountability International standard SA8000

Capabilities: Will be able to

Develop and implement plans that address the implications of labour standards that impact on the globalisation of supply chains

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The impact of customs unions, trade areas and trade blocs such as:

  • European Union (EU)
  • European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  • East African Community (EAC)
  • African Union (AU)
  • United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)
Capabilities: Will be able to

Evaluate the impact customs unions, trade areas and trade blocs have on any restrictions or opportunities for global sourcing

This segment was last updated on: 20th May 2021

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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