Supply Chain Management

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APQC provides the Supply Chain Management (SCM) resources and expertise you need to make sure your supply chain is running at maximum efficiency. Whether you want to learn which supply chain measures to use with our Process Classification Framework® (PCF), adapt best practices, or benchmark your supply chain activities, we can help. With APQC, you can optimize current processes to reduce costs, improve cycle times, and add value.


What Makes APQC your Essential Resource for Supply Chain Management?

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Going (and Staying) Digital: Making Digital Transformation a Reality

Drawing from APQC research, with a focus on supply chain and order management, this webinar focuses on actionable advice and guidance for how organizations can successfully embrace digital transformation.

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Supply Chain Planning: Blueprint for Success

APQC’s Supply Chain Planning: Blueprint for Success details the framework and best practices that help optimize processes, governance, infrastructure, and organizational policy.

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Total Procurement Costs per $1,000 in Revenue

This article showcases APQC's perspective on metric data from the Open Standards Benchmarking in Procurement database related to total cost to perform the process group "procure materials and services" per $1,000 in revenue.

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See where you stand compared to your peers

Identify performance gaps and see exactly where you stand compared to your peers, using Open Standards Benchmarking and other APQC SCM resources.

APQC provides a variety of KPIs, performance measures, and other essential resources to show you how your organization can reach best-practice performance levels in logistics. With more than 1,500 standardized measures spanning people, process, and technology, our Open Standards Benchmarking gives you an accurate, validated assessment of your organization.

APQC is a resource we use to gain better insight into how we’re managing our organization and how well we’re performing against the competition

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Upcoming Research Projects

Deep Dive in Procurement Talent: Job Description Analysis
In this project, APQC will analyze the skills desired in publicly posted job descriptions for procurement and sourcing roles. Using text analytics, we will compare the posted skills to the top skills identified in our 2019 research on “Identifying and Developing the Future Skills Needed in Sourcing and Procurement.” Are companies seeking employees with the skills needed for tomorrow? Or are they hiring for the skills needed yesterday?

Procurement Processes, Benchmarks, and Performance Drivers
Procurement has continued to make strides in moving from a back office spend center to becoming a strategic business partner by driving process improvements, cost savings, and increased customer satisfaction. In this research project, APQC will leverage and analyze quantitative and qualitative data from the Open Standards Benchmarking® assessment in procurement. APQC will focus on providing actionable guidance based on performance measures for key procurement processes. In addition, the research will include examining the current state of procurement practices from various perspectives.

To conduct this project, APQC's supply chain team will collaborate with APQC process and performance management leaders and external subject matter expert Kate Vitasek who feels strongly about this topic. APQC intends to provide actionable, how-to guidance across various measurement approaches for supply chain, considering the impact of digital transformation.

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