ISM India - Official Education Partner


Supply Chain Management Assessment Test 

Every job requires a specific set of knowledge and skills. And this varies depending on the type and complexity of the job. More than just knowing whether street smarts or book smarts is better, competency assessment is all about providing a way of building the skills and knowledge people need to perform their current job. Competency Assessment is the key element of the succession planning process because it provides a way of developing people for their future roles.

Benefits of Assessment
To Organization:

Your organisation will benefit from increased productivity and profitability by ensuring employees has the capability to meet their objectives. More objective with assessment being carried out on the job. Training is only provided for areas identified as needing development. Reduced training costs because learning and development can occur on the job. You can create project teams of people with complementary skills. Competency data is the basis for dynamic succession planning.

To People:
Self driven process – learning occurs at the person’s own pace and on the job. 
Existing knowledge and prior learning are recognized. 
Competence is shown by being able to demonstrate skills. 
Fairer and more objective assessment. 
Builds knowledge and skills which are directly useful to the person in their job and for future roles.

Competency Assessment (Pre-Training Analysis):
To make the training program efficient and effective ISCM recommends gap analysis test or GAT. This helps the trainer in designing and delivering the training in view of the gaps discovered. The training content will be designed in coordination with the client.
The report of the competency test will be shared with client also.

Competency Assessment (Post-Training Analysis):
The training session is over and trainees have returned to their jobs to begin applying what they’ve learned, so the trainer’s job is done, right? Wrong.
A successful training program is always a work in progress, and the training cycle isn’t complete without an evaluation of training’s effectiveness, which leads to decision-making and planning for future training. Therefore, a useful and informative evaluation program needs to be a part of overall training operation.

Scope of the Work
Levels of Competency: We have five levels of competency. These are as follows

  • Tactical Level
  • Operational Level
  • Managerial Level
  • Professional Level
  • Consultant level

On the basis of the conversation we understand that candidates will be Managerial or above level.

Competency Cluster: The competency cluster covers following skill sets. This list can be expanded to suit customer's requirements.  

  • Demand Management
  • Sales and Operation Planning
  • Production Planning
  • Master Scheduling
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Capacity Management
  • Production Activity Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Physical Distribution
  • Lean/JIT and Quality Systems
  • Theory of Constraints
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Supplier Relationship Management 
  • Supply Chain Design
  • Supply Chain Dynamics
  • Supply Chain Management 
  • Sustainability
  • Purchasing
  • Logistics
  • Effective Negotiation
  • Demand Management
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Quality Management
  • Risk Management
  • Leadership in Supply Management
  • Forecasting
  • Cost Management
  • Contract Management

Client will select the competency that suits best to them. 

Delivery (How assessment will happen):
ISM will prepare a pool of questions. This pool will consist of questions based on the
Competencies selected by client. Questions will be available to the candidates for the assessment via an online/offline platform. Client will share the list of the candidates in advance.
Candidates registered on online platform and those matching with the list will get the approval for the online test. The number of questions of the test and duration will depend on the competency cluster.
Candidate will get the overall scores on the spot.
The detailed report will be prepared and shared with the management. 

An analysis of the report will facilitate the management (Client) and ISM to prepare the roadmap for the development of the professionals.
Training programs can be designed based upon the inputs from the report. More focus can be given to the weaker section(s).

Training Methodology:
ISM training methodology and approach to transferring knowledge is constantly reviewed and updated. We ensure that we bring the most up to date teaching methods and techniques to our courses.
We strongly believe that actively engaged participants will absorb and retain knowledge far more successfully than those who attend lecture style courses. Where material is contextualized and relevant to the participants’ own experiences, understanding is significantly improved.

The focus of our training is on Knowledge Transfer. Our training programmes are designed to provide participants with an active and relevant learning experience.
The use of technical and subject matter experts, Webinars, Relevant and concise course material for each participant, e-learning through our Virtual Academy, Interactive group exercises and discussions, Mentoring – one to one and group Participant led presentations.

For our professional
qualification courses; progress tests, mock exams, and personalised feedback for each student Customised case studies, business simulations and role plays

Award of Certificate:
Certificate of Participation: All the candidates who will attend the training program will get the certificate of participation from ISM- India

What Sets US Apart?
ISM is associated with many industry leaders who are effectively making use of Supplier Management & Development. We work closely with client’s leadership and staff, delivering exceptional results in a compressed timeframe.
Additionally, by sharing our proven tools and techniques, we facilitate the transition of knowledge and ensure that results are sustainable. Our leader has handled Supply Chain Management activities worldwide in most of the countries Demand Management, Supply Management, Production Planning and Control System, and Logistics in diversified industry. 

We have full time as well as on call trainers with us. It is the most important resource which keeps us ahead from others. We have rich experienced, specialized trainers with us.
The name of the Trainer will be provided depending on availability and timing of the program. We do have a pool of trainers and consultants who are invited depending on area of training.