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.
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)
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.
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)
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.