Global Standard for Procurement and Supply

Current segment

Level: Managerial

Theme: Technology

Segment 3.3 Developing Systems for Procurement and Supply

Segment 3.3 Developing Systems for Procurement and Supply

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

The use of ERP and other procurement systems and data bases for procurement and supply activities

Evaluate the capabilities of ERP and other procurement systems and databases for procurement and supply activities, and make recommendations to senior managers on the development and implementation of systems

The development of P2P systems used in procurement and supply including:

  • eRequisitioning
  • eOrdering
  • eInvoicing

Investigate the use of P2P systems used in procurement and supply and make recommendations to senior managers on their development and implementation

The development of eCatalogues in procurement and supply and how these can enhance key procurement and supply processes

Investigate and make recommendations to senior managers on the development of eCatalogues that can be applied to procurement and supply

The development of eMarket places in the supply chain

Explore opportunities for the use of eMarketplaces to improve access to supplies and to improve outcomes for the organisation

The use of data analytics in relation to supply chains to assist with planning, forecasting, decision making and control

Work with key stakeholders, suppliers and customers to create data and reporting that improves spend transparency and supports informed decision making. Be able to resolve issues where the data gathered is not sufficient

The application of data integrity for effective procurement and supply decisions

Examine the standards of data integrity in the use of procurement and supply database systems and make recommendations for improvements to colleagues and other stakeholders

The use of integration tools in systems technology in procurement and supply

Explore 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

Developments such as:

  • Cloud computing
  • Open source software
  • Mobile telecommunications
  • Remote working
  • Video conferencing and collaboration tools
  • Blockchain technology
  • Convergence of technology platforms

Assess developments in technology and make recommendations to colleagues and other stakeholders for technologies that will improve procurement and supply

The use of business continuity planning to mitigate supply chain interruption

Assess suppliers' business continuity plans to mitigate disruption to the organisation's supply chains

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The use of ERP and other procurement systems and data bases for procurement and supply activities

Capabilities: Will be able to

Evaluate the capabilities of ERP and other procurement systems and databases for procurement and supply activities, and make recommendations to senior managers on the development and implementation of systems

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The development of P2P systems used in procurement and supply including:

  • eRequisitioning
  • eOrdering
  • eInvoicing
Capabilities: Will be able to

Investigate the use of P2P systems used in procurement and supply and make recommendations to senior managers on their development and implementation

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The development of eCatalogues in procurement and supply and how these can enhance key procurement and supply processes

Capabilities: Will be able to

Investigate and make recommendations to senior managers on the development of eCatalogues that can be applied to procurement and supply

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The development of eMarket places in the supply chain

Capabilities: Will be able to

Explore opportunities for the use of eMarketplaces to improve access to supplies and to improve outcomes for the organisation

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The use of data analytics in relation to supply chains to assist with planning, forecasting, decision making and control

Capabilities: Will be able to

Work with key stakeholders, suppliers and customers to create data and reporting that improves spend transparency and supports informed decision making. Be able to resolve issues where the data gathered is not sufficient

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The application of data integrity for effective procurement and supply decisions

Capabilities: Will be able to

Examine the standards of data integrity in the use of procurement and supply database systems and make recommendations for improvements to colleagues and other stakeholders

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The use of integration tools in systems technology in procurement and supply

Capabilities: Will be able to

Explore 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

Developments such as:

  • Cloud computing
  • Open source software
  • Mobile telecommunications
  • Remote working
  • Video conferencing and collaboration tools
  • Blockchain technology
  • Convergence of technology platforms
Capabilities: Will be able to

Assess developments in technology and make recommendations to colleagues and other stakeholders for technologies that will improve procurement and supply

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The use of business continuity planning to mitigate supply chain interruption

Capabilities: Will be able to

Assess suppliers' business continuity plans to mitigate disruption to the organisation's supply chains

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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