Number of FTEs that perform the process group "procure materials and services" per $1 billion purchases

This measure calculates the total number of full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) per $1 billion purchases that perform the process group "procure materials and services," which includes business activities like procurement planning, purchasing, sourcing, and inventory management. Further functions include sourcing strategies, selecting suppliers and developing contracts, ordering materials and services, and appraising and developing suppliers. This measure is part of a set of Process Efficiency measures that help companies optimize the performance of their "procure materials and services" process by minimizing waste and refining resource consumption.

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Measure Category:
Process Efficiency
Measure ID:
101214
Total Sample Size:
3,570 All Companies
Performers:
25th Median 75th
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Key Performance Indicator:
Yes

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Compute this Measure

Units for this measure are FTEs.

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Number of FTEs who perform the process group "procure materials and services" / (Value of all materials and services purchased * .000000001)

Key Terms

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To calculate the number of full-time equivalents employed during the year for each respective process or activity, you must prorate the number of employees and the hours spent performing each process/activity. Assume that a full-time worker represents 40 hours per week. Provide the average number of full-time equivalents employed during the year for each respective process. Include full-time employees, part-time employees, and temporary workers hired during peak demand periods. Allocate only the portion of the employee's time that relates to or supports the activities identified for an applicable process. Prorate management and secretarial time by estimating the level of effort in support of each activity, by process.

For example, a part-time secretary in the finance department for XYZ, Inc. charges all of his time to finance department activities. He works 20 hours per week. The secretary splits his time evenly supporting employees working in the general accounting process and the financial reporting process. Thus, his time should be allocated by process. So, if he works throughout the year and supports these two processes, his time would be split evenly as:

20hrs/40hrs = .5FTE * 50% for general accounting = .25FTE for general accounting

20hrs/40hrs = .5FTE * 50% for financial reporting = .25FTE for financial reporting

Process efficiency represents how well a process converts its inputs into outputs. A process that converts 100% of the inputs into outputs without waste is more efficient than one that converts a similar amount of inputs into fewer outputs.

The metric value which represents the 50th percentile of a peer group. This could also be communicated as the metric value where half of the peer group sample shows lower performance than the expressed metric value or half of the peer group sample shows higher performance than the expressed metric value.

Measure Scope

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Cross Industry (7.3.1)

  • 4.2.1 - Develop sourcing strategies (10277)
    • 4.2.1.1 - Develop procurement plan (10281)
    • 4.2.1.2 - Clarify purchasing requirements (10282)
    • 4.2.1.3 - Establish materials management contingency plans (10283)
    • 4.2.1.4 - Match needs to supply capabilities (10284)
    • 4.2.1.5 - Analyze organization’s spend profile (10285)
    • 4.2.1.6 - Seek opportunities to improve efficiency and value (10286)
    • 4.2.1.7 - Collaborate with suppliers to identify sourcing opportunities (10287)
  • 4.2.2 - Select suppliers and develop/maintain contracts (10278)
    • 4.2.2.1 - Select suppliers (10288)
    • 4.2.2.2 - Certify and validate suppliers (10289)
    • 4.2.2.3 - Negotiate and establish contracts (10290)
    • 4.2.2.4 - Manage contracts (10291)
  • 4.2.3 - Order materials and services (10279)
    • 4.2.3.1 - Process/Review requisitions (10292)
    • 4.2.3.2 - Approve requisitions (10293)
    • 4.2.3.3 - Solicit/Track vendor quotes (10294)
    • 4.2.3.4 - Create/Distribute purchase orders (10295)
    • 4.2.3.5 - Expedite orders and satisfy inquiries (10296)
    • 4.2.3.6 - Reconcile purchase orders (10297)
    • 4.2.3.7 - Research/Resolve order exceptions (10298)
  • 4.2.4 - Manage suppliers (10280)
    • 4.2.4.1 - Monitor/Manage supplier information (10299)
    • 4.2.4.2 - Prepare/Analyze procurement and vendor performance (10300)
    • 4.2.4.3 - Support inventory and production processes (10301)
    • 4.2.4.4 - Monitor quality of product delivered (10302)