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SCOR Overview - Chicago


May 4, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


APICS Headquarters (1st floor)
8430 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Suite 1000
Chicago, Illinois 60631


About the Event

The new APICS SCOR overview seminar will introduce the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) framework, which was developed to assist businesses in understanding, structuring, and evaluating the performance of their supply chains. It was founded as a supply chain improvement methodology using process analysis, performance metrics, and best practices to improve supply chains by identifying performance gaps, guiding organizational change management, and providing the analysis needed to drive improvement programs to achieve increased levels of supply chain performance.

The seminar will introduce the SCOR framework and basic steps to effectively manage a SCOR improvement program. Upon completion of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Explore the origins and goals of the SCOR Reference Model framework.
  • Understand the structure of the SCOR Reference Model framework sourcebooks.
  • Work with the five central parts of the SCOR framework: Performance, Processes, Practices, People, and GreenSCOR
  • Summarize a SCOR improvement program

About SCOR

The SCOR framework was developed in the early 1990s by consulting firm Pittiglio, Rabin, Todd & McGrath (PRTM) and AMR Research with the assistance of individuals from corporations, such as Bayer, Compaq, Procter & Gamble, Lockheed Martin, and others, to develop a methodology to improve supply chain performance. In 1996, PRTM and AMR founded a user-based organization, the Supply Chain Council (SCC). Starting with the original 69 corporations driving its inception, SCOR now has more than 700 member companies. By 2012, the initial SCOR framework had progressed through 11 revisions. 

In 2014, SCC merged with APICS. The SCOR method was integrated into APICS’s Operations Management Body of Knowledge (OMBOK) framework and APICS certifications to provide optimized supply chain management knowledge, best practices, and performance. The history of SCOR is important for two reasons. First, SCOR is a tool created by and for practitioners to improve their supply chains. SCOR uses best practices arising from ‘real world’ examples and research, and is not an academic exercise. Second, SCOR is a “living” document. There are numerous committees and teams that are rethinking, developing, and researching information to continuously enhance the SCOR model. 

About the Instructor

Peter Murray, CIRM, SCOR-P

Managing Director, Supply Chain Risk & Resilience
Rapid Ratings International

Peter Murray is a thought leader and innovator for the supply chain profession. He brings 25 years of experience in supply chain innovation and leadership to all his endeavors. Peter writes a regular column for APICS Magazine and engages widely as an APICS SCC SCOR Master Instructor and development contributor for SCOR Version 12.
Peter is the Managing Director of Supply Chain Risk & Resilience at Rapid Ratings International. Throughout his career, he is first and foremost a pioneer and innovator for “looking over the horizon and iterating toward better outcomes” for business and supply chain management. In leadership roles at DuPont, Dow Chemical, and as a consultant Murray drove transformational change and performance through IBP (Integrated Business Planning), Demand Management, SCOR based processes, financial integration and APICS based people capability across the end to end supply chain.
Peter is a member of the APICS NYC/LI chapter and a past APICS International Board Member and Task Force Leader for Sustainable & Resilient Supply Chains.
He resides in NYC and has worked on 6 of 7 continents and hopes to make it to the 7th, Antarctica, soon!

APICS SCC IDP Instructor
Six Sigma Greenbelt & Champion
DFT (Demand Flow Technology – rapid lean enterprise)
Oliver Wight Certified Instructor and Professional for IBP and Demand
Sustainable Business Certificate – University of Vermont
BS Business / Finance – University of Vermont



Member $399

Nonmember $499

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  • Requests for cancellation of registration must be made in writing and emailed to no later than 14 days prior to the event. APICS will apply a 15% processing fee to all refund requests. Refunds will not be given for failure to attend, late arrival or early departures.
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APICS reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any training or event at its discretion. Registrants will be notified personally and given the opportunity to reschedule or have their full registration fees reimbursed

Seating is limited and registration closes one week prior to event. Onsite registration is not available for this event.