IIAPS is dedicated to the raising of international standards in purchasing and supply chain management (PSCM) so that real business value (improvements in the quality, cost and delivery performance of supply) is delivered to organisations. To achieve this, IIAPS provides its own advanced approach to PSCM Competence Transformation for Organisations and Individuals.
This three-phased approach is delivered to align and optimise business processes and systems, as well as to develop individual skills and capabilities. Whether focused on Organisations or Individuals our advanced approach has three major phases:
- Assessment of Value Opportunities
- PSCM Competence Transformation
- Real-time Delivery of Business Value
This PSCM transformation is delivered through our advanced assessment and benchmarking tool (The PSCM Index®), and organisational competence development through our range of QV® Sourcing Strategy Challenge Workshops, Process Redesign and Optimisation Services and Consulting and Mentoring Support Services.
By focusing on ‘real-life’ and ‘real-time’ sourcing strategies at the category level IIAPS believes that a unique approach is provided for the immediate delivery of real business value for organisations.
The aim is to ensure that all training is focused on achieving an immediate return on investment (ROI) for clients. This is achieved by focusing all process and system transformation on the delivery of real improvements in value for money (VFM), so that industry-leading performance is achieved in supply Quality, Cost and Delivery (QCD) at the category level.
The services for transforming organisational competence are explained in more detail on our website, but essentially the IIAPS approach is to assist organisations to identify the appropriate type of category management and strategic sourcing processes and systems for their needs, and then to assist them in building and embedding this cross-functionally in the organisation and across their suppliers and supply chains.
This is delivered through our advanced assessment and benchmarking tools (The ICA Index® and Soft Skills Analysis), as well as embedded knowledge transfer through Advanced Qualifications with mentoring support, In-Company Training Master Classes and E-Learning Modules and Videos.
By focusing all training and competence development on ‘real-life’ sourcing strategies at the category level, IIAPS believes that a unique approach is provided for the delivery of Bespoke (client-focused) Technically and Behaviourally Competent Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (PSCM) staff.
The IIAPS approach of training and assessing competence in this way provides individuals with the opportunity, not only to demonstrate their competencies against world-class advanced standards, but also the real business value of these skills and capabilities to their organisation. By developing these competencies this also makes it easier to create Fully Aligned Cross-Functional Teams internally, and with suppliers and supply chains in ‘real-time’
The services for transforming individual competence are explained in more detail on our website, but essentially the IIAPS approach is to assist organisations to identify the key skill and capability gaps in their staff individually and collectively. Once this has been achieved we work closely with clients to close these gaps through ‘real-life’ and ‘real-time’ on-the-job training, so that real business value is delivered to the organisation at all times.