Do You Use a Purchasing Operations Center?
Seventy percent of companies have established purchasing operations centers (POC) for transactional PO activity; 58 percent of them use a POC as a training ground for career advancement into more strategic or complex supply management roles.
Do You Conduct Supply Chain Mapping?
Thirty-three percent of organizations conduct supply chain mapping. Of those, 41 percent indicate their tier-one suppliers are currently mapped, and 28 percent outsource some or all of their mapping activity. Of the 67 percent of companies that do not perform supply chain mapping, 14 percent plan to start in the next 12 months.
What’s Your Level of Engagement?
Aligning and integrating with the business has become a high priority for supply management leaders as they drive strategic value into their companies. Most companies (62 percent of respondents) report they are at the transitional level.