The IPSM Modular Learning System covers the training requirements of SMEs throughout all stages of the supply chain.
The IPSM Diagnostic Tools include three components: the People Diagnostic Tool (used to identify gaps in knowledge and skills); the Process Diagnostic Tool (used to identify problems in an enterprise's supply process); and the Corporate and National IPSM Environment Diagnostic Tool (used to assess the context in which purchasing and supply management is carried out by enterprises).
These generic IPSM products are being developed jointly with the United Kingdom's Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, and field-tested with the cooperation of institutions in eight countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa.
The new approach aims primarily at developing a set of universal tools and related services needed to build and to operate national capacities for providing IPSM
training, consultancy support and information to the business community.
The IPSM architecture especially represents a major step forward, We believe it to be the first commercial application of artificial intelligence-driven, multimedia simulation technologies to the teaching of thinking skills for the workplace.
IPSMs (Integrated Problem Solving Modules) - These modules are designed to apply the skills learned in the skill-building lessons to realistic work and life skills problems.
The IPSM solution is being demonstrated this week, November 14-16, 2000, at the TeleManagement World Showcase presented by the TM Forum in Chicago.
IPSM Phase I has demonstrated a plug-and-play approach in the truest sense: each component is part of a messaging strategy and conforms to a request-response model," said IPSM co-lead John Eldridge, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young (CGE&Y).
then identifies workload bottlenecks and delays from resource and capacity constraints and recommends alternate resources for eliminating workload queuing.