ISM Mastery Model® Assessment

A Comprehensive Report On Your Team's Strengths & Skill Gaps

ISM Mastery Model® Assessment

Understand & Address Your Team’s Skill Gaps to Ignite Outcomes

Do you have a clear understanding of the skills and level of mastery your supply management organization possesses? Is your team prepared for the rapidly changing supply chain and business landscape and next generation of  job function requirements? As you seek to enhance your operational efficiencies and remain competitive, providing essential training and resources to your team is critical to the success of your organization.

ISM’s Mastery Model® is a comprehensive set of competency-based standards for high-performing supply management practitioners worldwide. The assessment delivers a web-based questionnaire to generate a complete picture of individual skill sets aligned to specific job roles. The assessment is designed to evaluate each designated employee in their specific role within your organization and identify gaps in core competencies.

ISM developed the Mastery Model® Assessment to benchmark your team’s understanding of essential supply management skills against your organization's targeted standard. From there, you can leverage the knowledge gained to create a customized training program for your team to close gaps and ignite outcomes.

An Effective Supply Chain Skills Assessment Tool for Every Industry

The ISM Mastery Model® Assessment has been effectively used in various industry sectors such as:

  • Defense & Aerospace
  • Engineering
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Government Agencies
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Transportation & Warehousing
  • Utilities
  • Retail

How the Mastery Model® Assessment Works

ISM will deliver the assessment using a web-based questionnaire to generate a comprehensive picture of individual skill sets aligned to specific job roles.

IDENTIFY role types and levels

TARGET competency levels by role

DELIVER assessment via the web

REPORT results for individuals, groups and organizations

ROADMAP for organizational learning

ISM Mastery Model® – Competency Areas Evaluated

The ISM Mastery Model® is formulated on detailed and routine job analysis and assessments. The model is made up of 16 core competencies and more than 70 sub-competencies in the following categories:

  • Business Acumen & Leadership
  • Category Management (Commodity Management)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Ethics
  • Cost & Price Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Legal & Contractual
  • Logistics & Materials Management
  • Negotiation
  • Project Management
  • Quality management
  • Risk
  • Sales & Operations Planning
  • Sourcing
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Supply Chain Strategy

The Mastery Model –




Assessment Levels

The ISM Mastery Model is a comprehensive set of competency-based standards for high-performing supply management practitioners worldwide. The assessment defines anticipated skill levels at four stages of career maturity.

This allows you to gauge your level of proficiency from fundamental to mastery and gain insights needed to build a professional development plan to positively impact your career success.

Basic and Fundamental Knowledge

Possesses Knowledge & Skill

Strategic, Forward-Thinking, Results Focused

Proficient, Knowledgeable, Decision-Maker

Mastery Model® Assessment-A Message from ISM CEO, Tom Derry

Get an overview from ISM CEO, Tom Derry, on the importance of understanding your team's skill levels and gaps. Hear from ISM members in how they view the need for reviewing and developing strategies around talent management. Our ISM team has worked with developing to mature supply chain and procurement organizations to develop a roadmap for continuous learning and skill and job performance improvement. It is our mission to help you, and the profession at large, advance and evolve.

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