- About Us
- Value Delivery
IIAPS is dedicated to the raising of international standards in purchasing and supply management so that real business value is delivered to organisations. To achieve this, IIAPS provides a three-phased approach to competence development and value delivery.
This three-phased approach is delivered to align and optimise business processes and systems, as well as to develop individual skills and capabilities. Whether focused on Organisations or Individuals our advanced approach has three major phases:
IIAPS offers a unique on-line benchmarking methodology (the PSCM Index®) that allows organisations to understand how their current organisational processes and systems for PSCM compare against other leading organisations globally and competitors within their own industry/sector.
The comparison against world-class and best-in-class standards will provide organisations with a clear insight into those processes and systems that require immediate attention and improvement. The IIAPS assessment provides a Detailed Report on options for future process and system alignment, optimisation and improvement so that significant improvements can be made in the delivery of business value internally and within supply chains.
IIAPS offers a unique on-line benchmarking methodology (the ICA Index®) that allows individuals to assess their current experience and competence against world-class standards for advanced (strategic) and basic (tactical) PSCM skills and capabilities, as well as against specific role profiles. The IIAPS assessment provides a Detailed Report on current staff technical competencies and skills and capabilities gaps relative to world-class and industry standards against specific role profiles, with options for future competence development by individual and particular groups of staff.
IIAPS also offers a Soft Skills Assessment process that is completely aligned to the ICA Index® to analyse the behavioural aspects of PSCM. The approach can be used to assess the capability at all levels of leadership, from CPO to the most junior staff, as well as internal clients. The assessment also provides a Detailed Report on current staff behavioural competencies and skills and capabilities gaps relative to world-class and industry standards against specific role profiles, with options for future competence development by individual and particular groups of staff.
These assessment tools will allow individuals to understand their current strengths and weaknesses, PSCM technical competence and behavioural skills gaps and training development needs.
IIAPS offers a unique methodology for redesigning, aligning and optimising organisational processes and systems internally and within supply chains. This approach is based on the use of our QV® Sourcing Strategy Improvement Methodology for improving value delivery in all categories of supply/spend in an organisation.
IIAPS uses its QV® Methodology to identify key areas for Sourcing Process Redesign, Alignment and Optimisation. This work is focused on the systematic analysis of key categories of supply/spend within the organisation and its supply chains. The aim is to identify immediate areas for improvements in value for money (VFM) so that industry-leading quality, cost and delivery (QCD) outcomes can be achieved.
IIAPS supports purchasing and supply chain (PSCM) transformation by providing Consulting and Mentoring Support throughout the process redesign, alignment and optimisation process. IIAPS can also assist with the creation of in-house and/or outsourced Training and Competence Development Academies.
IIAPS offers a unique approach to individual competence development and training, as well as to the award of the Advanced Qualifications that recognise and certify the possession of our international standards.
IIAPS believes that this type of competence can only be demonstrated by individuals in the 'real-world' and not in a false 'academic' environment. To this end IIAPS only trains staff in the context of the development and implementation of 'real-time' sourcing strategies.
IIAPS therefore provides In-Company Master Class Training, focused on the development and implementation of 'real-time' sourcing strategies for all phases of the strategic sourcing process - that is from sourcing strategy development; through supply market analysis and test; to negotiation and contract award; and finally , to post-contractual supplier and supply chain management.
By focusing on 'real-life' and 'real-time' sourcing strategies at the category level IIAPS believes that a unique approach is provided for the immediate delivery of real business value for organisations.
The aim is to ensure that all training is focused on achieving an immediate return on investment (ROI) for clients. This is achieved by focusing all process and system transformation on the delivery of real improvements in value for money (VFM), so that industry-leading performance is achieved in supply Quality, Cost and Delivery (QCD) at the category level.
The services for transforming organisational competence are explained in more detail here, but essentially the IIAPS approach is to assist organisations to identify the appropriate type of category management and strategic sourcing processes and systems for their needs, and then to assist them in building and embedding this cross-functionally in the organisation and across their suppliers and supply chains.
By focusing all training and competence development on 'real-life' sourcing strategies at the category level, IIAPS believes that a unique approach is provided for the delivery of Bespoke (client-focused) Technically and Behaviourally Competent Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (PSCM) staff.
The IIAPS approach of training and assessing competence in this way provides individuals with the opportunity, not only to demonstrate their competencies against world-class advanced standards, but also the real business value of these skills and capabilities to their organisation. By developing these competencies this also makes it easier to create Fully Aligned Cross-Functional Teams internally, and with suppliers and supply chains in 'real-time'
The services for transforming individual competence are explained in more detail here, but essentially the IIAPS approach is to assist organisations to identify the key skill and capability gaps in their staff individually and collectively. Once this has been achieved we work closely with clients to close these gaps through 'real-life' and 'real-time' on-the-job training, so that real business value is delivered to the organisation at all times.
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