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  • The MSU procurement model, produced by the Michigan State University has been proposed to the ERPC in April 2004 by Alexander Arsath Roi’s the former ERPC General Secretary. This tool can be used to determine the level of maturity of the purchasing department of every ERPC member and enables a comparison between every score within the network.
  • This tool can be used to define strategies for achieving improvements and to professionalize the purchasing role. The model also stimulates the exchange of best practice within the organisation itself and/or with other organisations and enables benchmarking.
  • In April 2005, 16 members out of 23 made the self assessment of their company. Those who got the best scores presented their results and comment their good practices. Here are examples of subjects that have been mentioned: In-and Outsourcing, Commodity Strategy Development, supply base management, Human Resource Development, Supplier Partnership.
  • In October 2005, we go on presenting best practices on the basis of the MSU results and decided to go ahead with MSU being the professional backbone of ERPC.
  • Based upon the decision made in Amsterdam (October 3, 2005), the meeting agreed on letting the Presidency prepare a workshop on the subject on MSU in February 2006. The main goal is to make MSU even more relevant to the needs and requirements of the members of ERPC.

Scoring possibilities scaled from 0 up to 10 Last update: September 2006

 MSU workshop 8th February 2006

THEME: HOW TO USE MSU INTO CONCRETE ACTIONS FOR YOUR SPECIFIC ORGANISATION?

Background

Based upon the decision made in Amsterdam (October 3, 2005), the meeting agreed on letting the Presidency prepare a workshop on the subject on MSU. The main goal is to make MSU even more relevant to the needs and requirements of the members of ERPC.

Attached documents

Excel - 182 kb
All charts
PDF - 342.3 kb
Document presented
Apolline Andriveau and Alexander Arsath Roi’s
Excel - 189.5 kb
Evidence tool 1
Standard evidence tool proposed by the Purchasing Excellence Publiek
Excel - 83.5 kb
Evidence tool 2
Standard evidence tool to be completed during the self assessment
PDF - 44.1 kb
Feedback of the meeting
Apolline Andriveau
Word - 408 kb
MSU Questionnaire
MSU Self assessment tool to use by all ERPC members including the 11th element on globalisation instead of “developing purchasing procedures"
Word - 546.5 kb
Manual of instructions
Manual proposed by the Purchasing Excellence Publiek (the Netherlands) to adapt for ERPC (i.e. pages 32-33)
PDF - 32.8 kb
Programme of the day
Alexander Arsath Roi’s