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Development Needs Analysis (DNA®)

DNA® is a Web-based tool for identifying the knowledge of procurement staff and creating a personal development profile (PDP) for each member of the team. ISM-ADR consultants develop the correct survey question set for each client company, creating a questionnaire that covers every area that applies. This non-threatening survey is delivered online for each professional to take at his or her own pace and time using a unique login and password. This process identifies specific areas where supply managers can improve their skills.

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From its analysis of the survey results, ISM-ADR provides insights into team strengths and targeted training requirements, to avoid "one size fits all" learning. Each participant receives an individual competency profile and a targeted learning plan. For managers, ISM-ADR generates an assessment of the overall skill gaps within the company. This Business Progression Plan details skills gaps by geography and category specialty. We use this to create an effective, targeted learning strategy for the whole purchasing organization.

Effective and Efficient at Reduced Cost

Executives now stress the need to reduce expenditures and improve key supply management skills in order to meet the challenges of the current economy. ISM and ADR can help. In-company customized training and development programs provide your organization with high-value instruction at a significant time and cost savings. By eliminating transportation costs, time away from work and holding training on your own schedule and at your own location, a greater percentage of your training budget is spent in the classroom. The ISM-ADR School is an effective and sustainable solution to your organization's professional development needs.

For additional information, please contact:

Karen P. Collins, CPSM, MCIPS   
Senior Executive - Onsite Education
Institute for Supply Management™
2055 East Centennial Circle
Tempe, AZ 85284
800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276 Ext. 3123

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