Materials Management Technical Competencies
The Materials Management Technical Competencies are ideal core requirements to assess technical knowledge, skills, and abilities needed by for a Materials Management or Supply Chain Professionals in the manufacturing industry. The competencies have been simplified in this Google Form document to ease data collection. Please include email address to ensure there is no duplication of data. Please answer experience questions to help in the analysis of data which will be included in a Master's thesis from Lancaster University, UK. Thank you for your time and response. The heading is the competency category and the check boxes are for you to assess the skills that your materials manager already possess.
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Strategic Sourcing and Purchasing
Strategic sourcing and purchasing is the calculated decision making process in choosing the right materials of the right quantity, at the right time for the right time, this includes procurement decisions which involves the selection of vendors, and materials.
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Inventory Management
Inventory management is the organisation of stock control in the manufacturing to distribution/warehouses and alternately, from the warehouses to the location of sales.
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Risk Management
Risk management is the strategic management of processes in the manufacturing line through control of static and dynamic materials to ensure that an organisation is able to maintain profitability rather than conduct activities that would increase cost of production and inventory holding.
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Supply Chain Continuity
Supply chain continuity is the elimination of risks that would otherwise cause unpredictable breakage in the production line which would affect the company performance.
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Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
Materials Requirement Planning is the scheduling, planning and inventory control process which dictates the manufacturing processes in terms of materials required and product output.
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Capacity Planning
Capacity planning is the determination of the amount of products required by the organisation to meet the demands of its customers. The design capacity in turn is the amount of product demand that the organisation is capable in meeting.
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Process Planning
Process planning is the usage of technology to assist in the manufacturing of products and in the arrangements in meeting the demands set by the organisation.
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Demand Management and Forecasting
Demand management is the method used to forecast the demand that the organisation would potentially be looking at meeting. Forecasting are methods adopted to predict the actual demand that an organisation would be expecting during a manufacturing cycle period.
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Sales Operations and Planning (S&OP)
Sales and Operations Planning is the synchronisation of the entire manufacturing processes to enable effective supply chain management.
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Physical Distribution Management
Physical Distribution Management is the streamlining of all processes after the manufacturing of end processes, which includes transportation, packaging, customer service and inventory control.
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Supply Chain Resilience
Supply chain resilience is the ability of the supply chain to cope with major shock and its capability to maintain output and customer service.
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Strategic Sourcing and Purchasing
Inventory Management
Risk Management
Supply Chain Continuity
Materials Requirement Planning
Capacity Planning
Process Planning
Demand Management and Forecasting
Sales Operations and Planning
Physical Distribution Management
Supply Chain Resilience
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