Supply Chain Excellence: A Handbook for Dramatic Improvement Using the SCOR Model

Supply Chain Excellence: A Handbook for Dramatic Improvement Using the SCOR Model

Supply Chain Excellence: A Handbook for Dramatic Improvement Using the SCOR Model

Supply Chain Excellence: A Handbook for Dramatic Improvement Using the SCOR Model

Synopsis

Supply Chain Excellence gives professionals implementing new supply chain projects a step-by-step guide using the Supply Chain Council's Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) Model. This updated edition includes new case studies and chapters on value chain management."If you are involoved in supply chain management, read this book!" (Business Process Trends)

Excerpt

When Supply Chain Excellence, A Handbook for Dramatic Improvement Using the SCOR Model was published in 2003, it documented a process that had been developed over the course of 30 projects, and it focused on the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model as the key facilitator for defining, measuring, and improving the supply chain.

The second edition reflects the experience gained from still another thirty-plus projects, presenting a wider set of variables and increasingly sophisticated responses to real-life issues. Although

SCOR remains the central framework for defining the AS IS and TO BE states of an enterprise, Supply Chain Excellence, 2nd edition, reaches further into the toolbox—seamlessly integrating Lean Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement into the process.

It also reaches further to the edges of the traditional supply chain with a new chapter on how the principles of SCOR can be applied to the outlying functions of sales and design: the Value Chain. In 2003, the frameworks to do this hadn’t yet been written. Now, the Supply-Chain Council, which created SCOR, offers the Design Chain Operations Reference and Customer Chain Operations Reference models—both using similar language and logic as SCOR, and both applied in the Value Chain chapter of this second edition. At another level, the second edition simplifies the data collection and analysis involved through the course of a project. It does this by eliminating some painstakingly manual techniques (anyone who has struggled to build fishbone diagrams will be relieved) and replacing them with an easily accessible and affordable computer tool, ProcessWizard, that makes the arrangement of data faster and more . . .

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