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DMSCA 2014 
Education & Training 
Conference
 
"The Corporate Mentoring Program (CMP) – Defining Supplier Development”



March 4-6, 2014
Seattle Marriott 
Waterfront Hotel
2100 Alaskan Way
Seattle, Washington  98121


 

 




DMSCA
1700 Rockville Pike
Suite 400
Rockville, MD 20852
888.643.9993

David J. Burton
President/CEO



Corporations & Suppliers FAQ

1. What is the Corporate Mentoring Program (CMP)?
2. How does the CMP benchmark supplier performance?
3. How does the CMP differ from most internal supplier development initiatives?
4. How does the CMP support supplier diversity?
5. How does DMSCA define a diverse supplier?
6. What is the CMP Network?


1.
What is the Corporate Mentoring Program (CMP)?


The Corporate Mentoring Program ™ (CMP) is a performance driven supplier development and supply chain-readiness process consisting of: supplier performance (1) benchmarking, (2) gap analysis and improvement, (3) management and monitoring, (4) continuous Improvement, and (5) capacity expansion.


2. How does the CMP benchmark supplier performance?

The CMP benchmarks supplier performance at four different levels:

Business Critical Areas *
Supply Chain Performance and Gap Analysis (Reliability, Responsiveness, Agility, Cost, and Assets)
Customer Critical Requirements**
Supplier Business Context and Strategic Objectives

 

* Manufacturing Information Systems (MIS); Modeling and Simulation (M&S); Manufacturing Processes and Equipment (MP&E); Enterprise Management and Technology Integration (EM&TI); and, Legal, Regulatory, and Environmental (LR&E)
** same as above

3. How does the CMP differ from most internal supplier development initiatives?

Most internal corporate supplier development programs focus exclusively on Customer Critical Requirements.

4. How does the CMP support supplier diversity?

While the CMP is appropriate for all suppliers, it enables diverse suppliers to differentiate their performance and strategic value, supply chain competitive positioning, and potential for supply chain sustainability to major corporations.

5. How does DMSCA define a diverse supplier?

DMSCA’s definition of diverse supplier is consistent with the criteria used by the National Suppliers Development Council (NMSDC) for MBEs; the Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBENC) for WBEs; the U.S. Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) for DBEs; and the U.S. Department of Defense for (SDBs)

6. What is the CMP Network?

The CMP Network is a community of practice comprised of (1) Corporate Members that subscribe to use of the CMP supplier development process and, (2) the DMLSs Suppliers that have commenced and/or completed the CMP process.

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