Supply-Chain Council Announces Its Strategic Plan for 2004-2005

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The Supply-Chain Councils (SCC) SCORboard has developed and approved its Strategic Plan for 2004-2005. The plan identifies four strategic goals for the coming year that will increase global awareness of the SCC and the Supply-Chain Operations-Reference-model (SCOR). The formation of a Strategy Committee composed of SCORboard members will be charged with the development and implementation of the Plan.

The SCC will work on ensuring that SCOR is recognized as the global cross-industry/cross-functional process model for supply chain management. Expanding the scope of SCOR to include the Customer-Chain Operations Reference-model (CCOR) and Design-Chain Operations Reference-model (DCOR) as well as delivering SCOR Version 7.0 are defined objectives. A collaborative agreement with EAN International will also be pursued.

Providing SCC global membership easy access to SCOR and other SCC services is another goal listed in the Strategic Plan. The formation of Supply-Chain Council-Greater China Chapter (SCC-GC) and the translation of SCOR into several foreign languages are integral objectives to this initiative.

Membership growth is another stated Strategic Goal in the plan. Implementing a SCOR Advisor and Vendor Certification program are two of the objectives outlined for this goal. In addition, the SCC plans to more aggressively market programs that result in improved member retention and growth.

The final Strategic Goal consists of the establishment of a governance and operating structure to support the SCC in achieving its strategic goals worldwide.

The SCORboard is the governing body of the SCC and works toward achieving all SCC goals for the upcoming year. SCORboard members are elected by the voting membership with one half of the seats coming open each year. The SCORboard represents all membership types including practitioners, consultants, enabling technology vendors, non-profits, government organizations, and educational institutions.

SCOR is a process reference model that allows companies to transform their supply chains by mapping their supply chain processes, determining where weak links exist, employing best practices, and measuring performance against industry benchmarks. Consisting of several increasingly detailed layers, SCOR allows companies to examine their supply chain processes and their relationships between partners, suppliers and customers. Companies using SCOR have seen dramatic ROI and savings due to increased supply chain efficiency.

The Supply-Chain Council is a global, not-for-profit trade association open to all types of organizations. It sponsors and supports educational programs including conferences, retreats, benchmarking studies, and development of the Supply-Chain Operations Reference-model (SCOR). The Council is dedicated to improving the supply chain efficiency of its practitioner members.

The Supply-Chain Council members include Fortune 500 companies from industries worldwide, consulting firms, computer systems and solutions providers, and educational institutions.

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