Do You Require Training and Certification?
Negotiations, sourcing and contract management are the leading training topics at most companies. Of the companies we surveyed, 63 percent require training for all supply management employees, and 15 percent say they require supply management certification for certain roles. Training and development is a priority, reflected in the fact that only 3 percent of companies do not have course offerings.
Where is Your Content Focused?
Negotiations and sourcing continue to be the leading topics of training at most companies. Such areas as data analytics and supply chain financing are beginning to emerge but have not yet had widespread adoption in training and development content.
When Supply Management Partners with Marketing
Of organizations surveyed, 56 percent say the supply management group is involved in the marketing spend category, but only 24 percent of organizations have achieved high levels of strategic involvement.