Supply Chain Management
We believe effective Supply Chain Management is a main part of a successful business. So why should Organisations (Primes) with Supply Chain Partners have a Supply Chain Management Framework Document?
Set a consistent standard for: –
– Procurement & management of subcontractors
Drive the behaviours required to:
– Operate to the benefit of the funding body
– Provide value for money at every stage
SFA declared a direct relationship between lower OFSTED grades and success rates and the larger subcontracted contracts.
Demonstrate understanding of contract delivery including: –
– Success rates
– SAR & QIP processes
– Quality and compliance systems
– Contractual KPI’s
– RTO & Matrix
– Interventions to prevent slippage
– Economic and social sustainability (impact measures)
– Equality and diversity (impact measures)
– Financial robustness
Why should Prime providers have a Supply Chain Management Framework Document?
What can we support with?
– Procurement processes / handbook
– Management information interrogation – success rates / mitigation
– Self-assessment & Quality Improvement templates
– Support and guidance Quality and compliance processes / documentation
– Advice and guidance on KPI’s contract / staffing / SMART action planning
– Advice and guidance on Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability
– Research on local priorities – linked to performance to illustrate impact measures
– Advice and guidance on collating Equality and Diversity data
– Researching local Equality and Diversity Impact Measures EDIM’s linked to performance to measure impact.
The Merlin Standard
The Merlin standard is a standard of behaviour which DWP prime providers are expected to adhere to in their relationships with their subcontractors. It is designed to encourage excellence in supply chain management by prime providers.
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