ISM® Supply Chain Assessments

Don’t Just Succeed in Supply Chain, Master It.

Supply chains have become both a significant challenge and a competitive advantage for many companies across the world. Profit margins and revenues can be increased when companies take a strategic approach to supply chain management.

The ISM® Supply Chain Capability Model is a comprehensive set of competency-based standards for supply management practitioners and organizations worldwide that help provide the data needed to take that strategic approach. Supply chain assessments generate a real-time, data-driven picture of individual talent capability and organizational maturity.  

Improving the blend of strategy, structure, processes, people, technology, and metrics provides significant opportunities for supply chain professionals and organizations to be at their very best. Assessment insights can be the critical step in developing and finding the right talent as well as finding your hidden talent. ISM Supply Chain assessments can be used to measure organizational capability and talent capability, combining perspectives of both your talent and maturity data provide powerful insights to elevate positive impact in your organization.

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Organizational Capability Assessments

Using the organization maturity assessment, employees of a Supply Management organization and associated stakeholders (i.e.- engineering, operations, IT, finance, etc.) will assess the overall capability of the supply management organization. Capabilities such as strategy, structure, people, metrics, are aligned to a maturity model that has been developed by ISM and supply management subject matter experts from multiple industries. This assessment measures 17 core competencies and 78 sub-competencies.


Competencies Measured

17 core competencies are measured within this assessment. These competencies are determined to be critical to the development to organizational maturity. Understanding your baseline maturity and opportunity for growth is key to building long term strategic planning. Understanding your baseline maturity will assist in developing your strategic plans to grow maturity from emerging to transformative.

  • Business Acumen & Leadership
  • Category Management (Commodity Management)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Ethics
  • Cost & Price Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Legal & Contractual
  • Logistics & Materials Management
  • Negotiation
  • Project Management
  • Quality management
  • Risk
  • Sales & Operations Planning
  • Sourcing
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Systems Capability & Technology
  • Organizational Design

Results

With organizational capability results and data, supply management leaders will be able to create capability improvement strategies and employee development programs to deliver strategic value across the company. By using this data, leaders can also create roadmaps and plot where their organization is currently on the maturity level and identify strategic plan for desired levels of maturity and communicate within organization. Impact can be measurable in both bottom-line costs and top-line revenues.

Organizational Maturity Levels

Based on insights from practitioners and other subject matter experts, organizational maturity progression is mapped as follows. This targeted growth pattern moves organizations from emerging to transformative:


EMERGING  

Reactive, Unstructured, Unpredictable


DEVELOPED  

Structured, Standard Processes, Individual Focus


MANAGED  

Proactive, Consistent Practices, Team Focus


INTEGRATED  

Advising, Controlled Processes, Cross-Collaboration


TRANSFORMATIVE  

Differentiated, Strategic Value Creation, Enterprise / External Influence




Talent Capability Assessments

Individual employees will assess their existing knowledge, skills, and abilities (based on current or past roles) in supply chain management. These capabilities are aligned to a maturity model that has been developed by ISM and supply management subject matter experts from multiple industries. This comprehensive assessment measures 16 competencies and 73 sub-competencies.

Competencies Measured

16 core competencies are measured within this assessment. These competencies are determined to be critical to the development of individual talent capability. Understanding your baseline skills and aptitudes will assist you in your professional growth, from foundational to mastery.

  • Business Acumen & Leadership
  • Category Management (Commodity Management)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Ethics
  • Cost & Price Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Legal & Contractual
  • Logistics & Materials Management
  • Negotiation
  • Project Management
  • Quality management
  • Risk
  • Sales & Operations Planning
  • Sourcing
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Systems Capability & Technology

Results

With Individual capability results, supply management employees will gain insight on their skills, knowledge and abilities across supply management competencies as compared to the company expectations. Career development to achieve and exceed these targets will enable professional growth while delivering strategic value to the company.

With assessment data, supply management leaders will be able to assess the overall bench strength of their employees and their roles as well as provide development plans to employees, creating opportunity to impact the bottom-line costs and top-line revenues.

Talent Capability Levels

Based on insights from practitioners and other subject matter experts, individual maturity progression is mapped as follows.


FUNDAMENTAL  

Basic and Fundamental Knowledge


PROFICIENT  

Possesses Knowledge & Skill


ADVANCED  

Proficient, Knowledgeable, Decision-Maker


MASTERY  

Strategic, Forward-Thinking, Results Focused

Today’s talent challenges need solutions.
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