Supply Chain Management Test

If you are hiring a supply chain manager, you should consider using this supply chain management test to ensure your candidates have the skills necessary to succeed in the role.

  • What is a supply chain management test?

    A supply chain management test helps assess a range of key skills and competencies supply chain managers might need, such as problem-solving, leadership and management skills, attention to detail and organisation.

    Using multiple-choice questions, applicants are sent a test to complete, providing you with a test score that can be used to rank top performers and assess strengths and weaknesses.

    For a candidate to do well, they need to successfully demonstrate general supply chain management knowledge, as well as excellent situational judgement related to typical work scenarios that might occur during the daily activities within the role.

About the Supply Chain Management Test

A supply chain manager manages and tracks the inventory of a company. They collaborate with a range of stakeholders, from the delivery and shipping team to the warehouse team and drivers. Crucially, they are responsible for operational performance and resolving any issues.

A supply chain management test helps ensure candidates have the necessary skills and abilities to perform this role successfully.

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  • Why should you use a supply chain management test for recruiting?

    Hiring the right supply chain managers is critical to ensuring successful operations. There are many important duties carried out by a supply chain manager, and these skills ideally need to be tested before you hire someone.

    Traditional methods of recruitment, such as an online application or resume, tend to be weighted more towards experience than skills, which is why a supply chain management test can be so important. The assessment gives you a practical way to measure these skills and qualities.

    The test helps you assess how well a supply chain manager can perform their duties, ranging from working with procurement managers and buyers to sourcing products, contract negotiation, logistics, strategy and of course problem-solving.

    A supply chain manager test could be useful for the following additional roles:

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Results for the Supply Chain Management Test along with other assessments the candidate takes will be compiled to produce a candidate report. The report is automatically generated and available both online and as a downloadable pdf so they can be shared with other team members and employees alike.

How our test assesses supply chain management skills

Candidates will need to answer a range of questions that measure industry-specific technical skills where applicable (e.g. Microsoft Excel), soft skills (e.g. leadership), aptitude (e.g. numerical reasoning) and relevant personality dimensions (e.g. planning). The results present a holistic view of how well suited each candidate is for the job at hand, using a data-driven approach.

The format varies by type of question, including multiple-choice for aptitude and technical skills, situational judgement for soft skills and agreement on a Likert scale for the personality dimensions. This approach ensures candidates are being assessed in an accurate and fair manner, and that results reflect the true underlying qualities of each candidate.

The characteristics, abilities and knowledge necessary to be a supply chain manager were identified using the US Department of Labor's comprehensive O*NET database. O*NET is the leading source of occupational information that is constantly updated by collecting data from employees in specific job roles.

During the development process, test questions were rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. They were created by our team of I/O psychologists and psychometricians – who collaborated with subject-matter-experts – and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying experience, just like you might find in a talent pool.

Each test is reviewed by a panel of individuals representing diverse backgrounds to check for any sensitivity, fairness, face validity and accessibility issues. This ensures each candidate has a fair chance of demonstrating their true level of expertise.

Our supply chain management test is monitored to ensure it is up-to-date and optimised for performance.

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Picked provides evidence-based recommendations for tests to use for over 750 jobs. Our recommendation engine leverages data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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Our team of assessment experts is made up of I/O psychologists and psychometricians who are dedicated to making all of our tests as reliable, valid and fair as possible. They strictly adhere to best practices in the industry and stay on top of the latest innovations to ensure job candidates’ unique profiles of characteristics, abilities and knowledge are being measured accurately while minimising bias. They leverage decades of research and advanced predictive analytics to build assessments that link to outcomes that matter, such as job performance, turnover, engagement, culture fit and more.

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FAQs

Is the supply chain management test difficult?

The supply chain management test helps assess an intermediate level of proficiency as a supply chain manager. It includes a range of multiple-choice questions ranging from easy to difficult.

What other tests should be used to recruit a supply chain manager?

You might want to consider using a personality assessment to test for cultural fit, as well as a range of soft skills such as time management and leadership.

What is the cost for Picked's supply chain management test?

Picked operates on a monthly or annual subscription basis. We have several plans to suit your hiring needs, which you can check out here. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us to discuss a custom plan.

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