Skills Gap Analysis – Qube-Profiler


At Qube we believe the cornerstone to effective Procurement and Supply Chain training is the establishment of clearly defined goals together with an understanding of the gap between existing competence and the required state.Utilising the latest Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) technology we have developed Qube-Profiler, an on-line Formative Diagnostic Assessment Tool (F-DAT). Based on our Supply Chain Competency model, Qube-Profiler forms the basis of our integrated approach to people development enabling us to both measure and benchmark an individual’s underpinning knowledge with respect to task focussed competencies specific to their job role including:

1 Determining Requirements
2 Analysing Supply Markets
3 Appraising Suppliers
4 Developing Supply Strategies
5 Preparing the Contract
6 Sourcing
7 Negotiation
8 Managing the Supply Contract
9 Managing International Logistics
10 Managing Inventory
11 Measuring Performance in Supply Management

Qube-Profiler utilises ‘Scorable Application Forms’ each containing a number of multiple choice questions specific to an identified competency or module. You can nominate up to 11 modules to be completed – each module takes approximately 10 – 15 minutes to complete.Qube-Profiler is the first application in our ‘multi-method’ approach to formative diagnostic assessment.

Delivery and Cost

Qube-Profiler provides an ‘on-line assessment’ facility to help understand your ‘technical’ procurement knowledge and your awareness with respect to task focussed competencies and is an integral part of our work based Programmes and forms the basis of our Initial Competency Profiling Assessment.
We are now able to offer this product as a “standalone” option:

Benefits

By utilising the latest Computer Assisted Assessment technology, Qube-Profiler provides a number of advantages, not least;

1 Constant Access to Assessment:
Qube-Profiler is available 24/7, meaning you can complete your assessment at a time and location of your own choice.
2 Flexibility:
You can complete all nominated modules in a single session or alternatively you can complete each module in a number of sessions to fit in with your day to day activities.
3 Instant Feedback:
Upon completion of all nominated modules you will automatically receive your results via email. These can then be evaluated alongside other relevant data you may provide, such as your CV and Job Description, to enable us to make an informed recommendation as to the most appropriate level of qualification relating to procurement or the supply chain for which you may be interested in enrolling.
4 Security:
All answers are saved in a password protected application ensuring no access by unauthorised parties.

For further information please register your interest and we will send further details.

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Corporate Applications

Although Qube-Profiler is a standard feature of our work based programme, we can also utilise Qube-Profiler as part of an organisational training needs analysis, greatly reducing both cost and the logistical difficulties normally associated with ‘traditional’ assessment methodologies. Please contact us for corporate enquiries if you are seeking to assess the skills and competencies of a group of individuals involved in procurement or supply chain activities.

Having delivered a number of bespoke Corporate competency based programmes in both private and public organisations, some with up to 58 members of staff, we are confident that we have the experience, resources and systems in place to meet the requirements in your request for information.

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