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Jun 27

Welcome to SCM KSA’s

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SCM KSA’s  website is  Designed to  develop your  Supply Chain management KSA’s  ( KnowledgeSkills and Abilities ) using Competency Models .

What is Supply Chain ?

The global network used to deliver products and services from raw materials to end customers through an engineered flow of information, physical distribution, and cash.

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What is supply chain management ?

The design, planning, execution, control, and monitoring of supply chain activities with the objective of creating net value, building a competitive infrastructure, leveraging worldwide logistics, synchronizing supply with demand, and measuring performance globally.

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What are KSA’s ?

KSAs — Knowledge, Skill, Ability


Specific KSAs are needed in performing certain jobs. Individual KSAs are demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or training. KSAs are defined as:

  • Knowledge – an organized body of information, usually factual or procedural in nature.
  • Skill – the proficient manual, verbal, or mental manipulation of data or things..
  • Ability – the power or capacity to perform an activity or task.

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Aug 26

Personal Effectiveness Competencies

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Personal effectiveness competencies represent motives and traits as well as interpersonal and self-management styles, and generally are applicable to any number of industries.

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Sep 02

Personal Effectiveness Competencies ?

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A 2007 survey of supply chain employers was conducted by Auburn University and Central Michigan University . The study results suggest that cognitive abilities (e.g., ability to prioritize, plan, and organize, ability to learn quickly, etc.), communication skills, and other interpersonal issues were among the most important factors considered by employers when hiring supply chain graduates. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

What Type of Communicator Are You?

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What Type of Communicator Are You?

Three types of communicator are Aggressive ,Non-assertive or Assertive , each type has different style and attitude , knowing your type will help you to develop your communication skills . Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Is a Communications Plan in Your Future?

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Author(s):Purchasing Today

Norbert J. Ore, C.P.M.
Norbert J. Ore, C.P.M., vice president, purchasing and strategic alliances for Chesapeake Display and Packaging Company, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

November 2000, Purchasing Today® Vol. 11, No. 11, page 74

A supply management department’s communication plan can clearly articulate and illustrate goals, objectives, and strategies.

Good communication is critical to the success of a supply management program within any organization. Through effective communication, one can build rapport, share information, recognize effort, and create awareness with both internal and external constituencies. Everyone talks about the need for better communication, but are you willing to do something about it? Assuming that you are, then get to work on a supply management communications plan – the benefits are many. Using the “C3 philosophy,” a written communications plan will:

  • Help you communicate frequently and effectively
  • Establish your ability to be proactive
  • Explain your priorities and focus
  • Strengthen relationships
  • Provide an organized approach
  • Achieve support from the organization
  • Minimize last-minute demands on your organization
  • Open new lines of communication by creating dialog with internal customers Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Communicating For the Cycle

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Jon Lienert
Jon Lienert, senior vice president and chief sourcing officer for KeyCorp, Cleveland

August 2001, Purchasing Today® Vol. 12, No. 8, page 14

Working effectively with internal business units requires supply managers to optimize the two-way stream of communication.

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As the integral link between internal business units (or clients) and suppliers, one skill that is key for supply managers is communication. Supply managers can play a vital role in delivering a consistent message and aligning various business units’ strategies with organizational strategies. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 12

Products and Services classification

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eCl@ss is THE cross-industry product data standard for classification and clear description of products and services. eCl@ss has established itself as the only ISO/IEC compliant industry standard nationally and internationally.



The United Nations Standard Products and Services Code® (UNSPSC®), managed by GS1 US™ for the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

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Jun 24

Conflict Management

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Managing Conflict In Your Workplace

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Oct 11

Literature Review

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Oct 11

Methods of Qualitative Research

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Methods of Qualitative Research (RM)


by Dr. Linda Mayoux

Qualitative research is a well-established academic tradition in anthropology, sociology, history and geography[1]. Read the rest of this entry »

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