Number of Purchase Orders Processed per Procurement FTE

Published On:
August 31, 2020
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Staff productivity is an important factor in determining the performance of sourcing and procurement. A key productivity performance indicator for the procurement function is the total number of purchase orders processed per procurement full-time equivalent employee (FTE). This metric includes processing both manual and electronic forms of purchase orders. Ideally, the more purchase orders a procurement professional can manage, the fewer people (and labor cost) are needed to support this tactical activity.