Percentage of procurement process group FTEs associated with direct materials and services

This measure calculates percentage of full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) that perform the process group "procure materials and services", associated with direct materials and services. Direct materials and services are procured items and activities used in the production process and are directly traceable to the product. Direct materials and services include raw materials and any additional services or costs necessary to convert raw materials to finished goods. The Process group "procure materials and services" includes [Creating a plan for procuring materials and services. Develop strategies for sourcing materials and services. Choose the most appropriate suppliers, and develop contracts with them. Order the materials and services as per the requirements. Manage relationships with suppliers.]. This Supplemental Information measure is intended to help companies evaluate additional variables related to the process group "Procure materials and services".

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Measure Category:
Supplemental Information
Measure ID:
106470
Total Sample Size:
2,102 All Companies
Performers:
25th Median 75th
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Key Performance Indicator:
No

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Percentage of procurement process group FTEs associated with direct materials and services

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

Supplemental information is data that APQC determines is relevant to decision support for a specific process, but does not fit into the other measure categories such as cost effectiveness, cycle time, or staff productivity.

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)