Supply Chain Council Releases Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR®) Model 10.0

Supply Chain Council Releases Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR®) Model 10.0, Introduces People Skills to Take Inefficiencies and Guesswork Out of Staffing

Latest update of supply chain management framework features HTML option for members and opens access to nonmembers

Supply Chain Council (SCC) has released the latest version of its Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR®) model 10.0. The release features three firsts for the framework for global supply chain management:

  1. Version 10.0 introduces people skills requirements to help organizations build supply chain competency and career paths.
  2. SCC members may access and use an HTML online format of the SCOR model to provide flexibility for searching and modeling.
  3. Supply chain managers whose organizations are not yet members of SCC may purchase copies of the print edition of the SCOR model.

The SCC website features a free, downloadable SCOR 10.0 overview that provides more detail on the SCOR model 10.0 updates.

Addition of People Skills

In addition to clarifying the supply chain performance metrics, processes, and best practices found in the previous version, the release of SCOR 10.0 introduces detailed employee skill requirements. It outlines training needs and individual performance measures for each of the core process elements. It is designed to help supply chain and human resource leaders find and develop people who have the requisite technical expertise and experience.

"Talented people will be at the heart of supply chains that effectively respond to and capitalize on growth opportunities in an expanding global market," says SCC Research Director Caspar Hunsche. "SCOR 10.0 adds the technical skills, aptitude, and experience required to manage an effective supply chain. The addition allows supply chain leaders to align the skills of their people and organizational structure with their strategic objectives."

Key benefits of the supply chain skills additions include:

  • Ability to accurately match job responsibilities with candidates’ skills and avoid costly hiring mistakes;
  • Efficient identification of post-merger or post-acquisition skill requirements;
  • Enhanced ability to make outsourcing or in-sourcing decisions; and
  • Preservation of organizational effectiveness and knowledge as large numbers of retirees leave the workforce over the next decade.

Expanded Access for Members, Nonmembers

"We decided to make it possible for supply chain managers from any organization to buy and begin to use SCOR 10.0," says SCC Executive Director Joseph Francis. "In addition to improving supply chain analysis, benchmarking, planning and execution, the framework makes it easier for supply chain partners to communicate. The more organizations that use SCOR, the more efficient and productive everyone will be throughout the supply chain."

The printed version of SCOR 10.0 may be purchased on the SCC website ($150, SCC members may buy print copies at a 50% discount. Every employee of SCC member organizations has free access to the online version of the framework, and may download the electronic documents.

Each refinement of the SCOR model is driven by a collaborative team of practitioners from a cross section of industry, government, and nonprofit organizations that use it daily to analyze and improve their organizations’ supply chain performance. As always, SCC expresses appreciation to the volunteers who participated in the development of the latest SCOR release. Represented companies include: Air Products, Boeing, Ericsson, i2 Technologies, IBM, Lockheed Martin, McCormick & Company, Phillips, Saab Aerotech, Sasol Ltd., Satellite Logistics Group, Sonoco, Sunergos, United Space Alliance, and Wipro.