Supply-Chain Council Europe Annual Conference

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Supply-Chain Council Europe Hold Annual Conference in Barcelona will introduce two new operations reference models

The Supply-Chain Council will hold its annual European conference at the Fira Palace Hotel in Barcelona (Spain) from 4 to 6 October 2006. More than 200 participants, industry practitioners, consultants, software enablers and renowned academics will attend this wellacclaimed and trusted event among the supply chain management community.
 
Attending the Supply-Chain Council European conference has always been a fruitful experience, says Douglas Kent, director of eKNOWtion and this years conference Chair. This year is a turning point for SCC with the introduction of two new operations reference models, and Im looking forward to sharing this major step forward with the conferences participants.
 
This years discussions will focus on Achieving Supply Chain Transformation through effective Change Management. To remain competitive, organisations want and need to know how to manage supply chain change effectively and with sustainability. Succeeding requires simultaneously focusing on people, processes and systems. Prestigious keynote speakers, including Dr. David Simchi-Levi (MIT), Bruce Rayner (Technology Forecasters), Prof. Martin Christopher (Cranfield University), and Reinhard Winkler (Hewlett-Packard Europe), will explore ways to achieve a successful supplychain transformation, while practical sessions will look at how the Supply-Chain Councils operations reference models help companies in managing this change. The Supply Chain Councils operations reference models provide industry-standard platforms that help companies perform critical business process re-engineering, benchmark against the competition and identify, prioritise and implement best practices.
 
The conferences program offers a strong practitioner backbone with many real-world experiences to illustrate and elucidate upon each attendee's own supply-chain challenges. To further encourage the sharing of experiences, the program includes discussion groups and reserves plenty of time to networking.
 
The Supply-Chain Council will take this opportunity to introduce its two new operations reference models DCOR (Design Chain Operations Reference model) and CCOR (Customer Chain Operations Reference model). Because enterprises activities are not limited to the supply chain but also include product/process development and selling/customer service, the Supply-Chain Council has acknowledged the need to develop different models to complement SCOR.
 
DCOR version 1.0 was released this May, and CCOR 1.0 will be launched in November. These new frameworks are based on the same syntax rules as in the existing SCOR model. The three models combined will offer a complete solution to companies looking to improve their ROI.
 
About the Supply-Chain Council
The Supply-Chain Council (SCC) is a global, not-profit trade association open to all types of organisations interested in improving supply chain processes. The organisation sponsors and supports education and training programs including conferences, workshops, retreats, benchmarking studies and development of the Supply-Chain Operations Reference model (SCOR). This process reference model is a common framework and an operating communication standard for the sharing of best practices in supply chain management. The Council is dedicated to improving supply chain effectiveness of its supply chain practitioner members.

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