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  • New APICS SCC SCOR Mobile Application Offers On-the-Go Access to World’s Leading Supply Chain Framework

    CHICAGO –July 1, 2015 –Today APICS Supply Chain Council (APICS SCC), announced the launch of its Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR®) mobile application to provide users with instant, anytime, anywhere access to the world’s leading supply chain framework.

    SCOR is recognized as the supply chain management community’s most widely accepted model for improving supply chain efficiency, linking business processes, performance metrics, practices and people skills into a unified structure. Through utilizing the SCOR framework, companies have been able to achieve, on average:

    • Inventory turn improvements of 20 percent
    • System implementations are 30 percent faster with 30 percent more functionality
    • Operating income improvement of 3 percent to sales.

    By providing a mobile option for the SCOR model, APICS SCC equips supply chain professionals around the world with access to this unique, supply chain specific process model that supports communication among supply chain partners and improves the effectiveness of supply chain management and improvement activities.

    “The SCOR Framework provides organizations with a standard for defining processes and measuring performance. It is hierarchical in nature, interactive, interlinked and a critical resource that helps advance end-to-end supply chain performance,” said Peter Bolstorff, executive director of APICS SCC. “The SCOR mobile application offers convenient, on-demand access to the most popular elements of the SCOR knowledge system, arranged in a highly intuitive fashion that improves the user experience. It’s an amazingly easy-to-use app that supersedes the printed SCOR Quick Reference Guide that has been very popular practitioner tool for years.”

    APICS SCC designed the mobile application to enable users to easily access the four main areas – process, performance, practices, and people – or simply search for a level one or level two definition. It’s simple to quickly view definitions and to understand the relationships between interrelated elements. It’s also an excellent tool to use in tandem with SCOR Professional Training, a course that’s recommended for individuals interested in implementing SCOR at organizations.

    The SCOR mobile application is available for download through iTunes or Google Play for 99 cents with all proceeds going toward APICS student programs. The complete SCOR Framework is only available to APICS SCC affiliates and APICS sponsors. To learn more about the benefits of joining the APICS SCC network, please visit apicsscc.org

    About APICS Supply Chain Council

    APICS SCC is a nonprofit organization that advances supply chains through unbiased research, benchmarking and publications. APICS SCC maintains the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model, the supply chain management community’s most widely accepted framework for evaluating and comparing supply chain activities and performance. APICS SCC enables corporations, academic institutions and public sector organizations to address the ever-changing challenges of managing a global supply chain to elevate supply chain performance. APICS SCC is part of APICS, the premier professional association for supply chain and operations management. Visit apicsscc.org to learn more.

    Media contact:
    Blair Poloskey
    INK Public Relations