ISM® Strategic Sourcing Assessments

The ISM® Strategic Sourcing Maturity Models are an in depth look at your organization’s supply management capability for sourcing suppliers of goods and services. The assessments include a comprehensive set of competency-based standards for high-performing supply management organizations and teams of individuals worldwide.  It is a strategic tool that helps your supply management team and organization deepen its strategic sourcing capability by building skills, deepening bench strength talent and ultimately driving profits and revenues. Creating independent and interdependent capabilities will drive strategic value for the company’s long-term success.

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Organizational Capability Assessments

Using the organization maturity assessment, associates, and stakeholders SCM employees and stakeholders assess the overall capability of the organization with an emphasis on strategic sourcing. These capabilities are aligned to a maturity model that has been developed by ISM and SCM subject matter experts from multiple industries. Leaders will be able to create capability improvement strategies and employee development programs to deliver strategic value across the company. Impact will be measurable in both bottom-line costs and top-line revenues.


Competencies Measured

7 core competencies are measures within this assessment. Understanding you baseline maturity and opportunity for growth is key to building long term strategic planning. This will also assist in developing your organizational maturity from emerging to transformative.

  • Organization
  • Spend Management
  • Sourcing Processes
  • Valued Strategic Partner
  • Supply Chain Resilience
  • Skills and Capabilities
  • Technology Enablement

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

The ISM® Strategic Sourcing talent capability model is an in-depth look at individual employee strategic sourcing management capability for sourcing suppliers of goods and services. This strategic tool helps supply management professionals deepen their capability to drive the organization’s success and increase the company’s profits and revenues. The Strategic Sourcing talent capability model will enable teams to explore characteristics that drive a world class organization and document employees’ baseline of supply management against 7 competencies.

Competencies Measured

7 core competencies are measured within this assessment. Understanding you baseline maturity and opportunity for growth is key to building long term strategic planning.

  • Spend Management
  • Analytics
  • Technology & Tools
  • Sourcing Processes
  • Valued Strategic Partner
  • Supply Chain Resilience
  • Skills and Capabilities
  • Technology Enablement

Results

With talent 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.


FOUNDATIONAL  

Basic and Fundamental Knowledge


PROFICIENT  

Possesses Knowledge & Skill


ADVANCED  

Proficient, Knowledgeable, Decision-Maker


MASTERY  

Strategic, Forward-Thinking, Results Focused

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