Ratio of purchases to revenue

This measure calculates the ratio of annual value of all materials and services purchased to revenue. It is part of a set of Supplemental Information measures that help companies evaluate additional variables not covered elsewhere for the "procure materials and services" process.

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Measure Category:
Supplemental Information
Measure ID:
104724
Total Sample Size:
7,232 All Companies
Performers:
25th Median 75th
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Key Performance Indicator:
No

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Compute this Measure

Units for this measure are percent.

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(Value of all materials and services purchased/Total business entity revenue)*100

Key Terms

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Total annual revenue is net proceeds generated from the sale of products or services. This should reflect the selling price less any allowances such as quantity, discounts, rebates and returns. If your business entity is a support unit and therefore does not directly generate revenue, then provide the revenue amount for the units you support. For government/non-profit organizations, please use your non-pass-through budget. For insurance companies the total annual revenue is the total amount of direct written premiums, excluding net investment income. Note: Business entity revenue needs to only include inter-company business segment revenue when the transactions between those business segments are intended to reflect an arm's length transfer price and would therefore meet the regulatory requirements for external revenue 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)