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The Global Standard for Supply Chain Management

The APICS family of frameworks provide your organization with a standard for defining process and measuring performance. The Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model, the first process framework, was introduced in 1996. The process reference model approach is unique in that it links business processes, performance metrics, practices, and people skills into a unified structure. It is hierarchical in nature, interactive and interlinked. Process reference models integrate the well-known concepts of business process reengineering, benchmarking, process measurement, and organizational design into a cross-functional framework.

SCOR was followed by the Design Chain Operations Reference (DCOR) model in 2002 and the Customer Chain Operations Reference (CCOR) model in 2006. In 2012, the Product Lifecycle Operations Reference (PLCOR™) model was introduced. The newest edition, Managing for Supply Chain Excellence (M4SC) focuses on strategic skills for developing effective supply chain leaders.

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