Competency Assessment is an ongoing process of gathering data to determine what training needs exist so that it can be developed to help the organization & the participant in accomplishing its objectives. Conducting a Competency Test is fundamental to the success of a capacity development and training program.

Competency Assessment is a process where ISM-INDIA works with the participants to collect evidence of competence, using the benchmarks provided by analysis of supply chain management jobs at various levels in various companies worldwide. This calls for developing tests with a series of multiple-choice questions. These are designed to assess the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the candidates for various skill sets. The Tests are carefully researched and assessed to ensure that they are fair to all people sitting them.

Competency Cluster:

As discussed with you, we have finalized 6 competencies that cover all the sub-competencies we talked about. So there will be 6 CompetencyAssessment Tests where you can nominate the participants according to their profile.

  • Strategic Procurement: This will cover the various Procurement tools such as category management, Strategic sourcing, and effective Negotiation.
  • E-Procurement: This aims at providing end-to-end connectivity & thus improving transparency and efficiency of the procurement process. It will cover all the technologies such as P2P, S2C, and data analytics needed for connecting and automating repetitive jobs.
  • Finance Analysis including Cost & Price: The objective is to get a better understanding of the financial strength of the company along with cost and price analysis.
  • Strategic Contract Management: This plays a key role in ensuring that we get value in the procurement process. This will cover contract formation, managing contracts, supplier performance management & SRM.
  • Risk Management: Broadly this will cover the tools to manage the risk in the procurement cycle such as Quality, Price, Delivery, Lead Time, Quantity, Ethics, Environmental Impact, etc.
  • Logistics Management: This will cover all aspects of logistics such as Transportation, Warehouse, Inventory Management, and Export & Import to make it effective and efficient.

Competency Assessment Test

  • The Key points of the Competency Assessment Test:
  • CompetencyAssessment Test will be conducted online.
  • There will be 60 multiple-choice questions in each competency test.
  • The question will not be the same for everyone. However, everyone will get equal questions from each sub-competency.
  • The test duration will be 70 minutes.
  • The test window will be open for 4-5 hours.
  • There will be NO Negative Marking.
  • Each Question will carry equal weight.