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Bringing SCOR to Singapore

Lead Principal Supply Chain Innovation, Infineon Technologies

Thursday June 30, 2016

A daylong educational forum in Singapore in July will introduce the SCOR model to supply chain professionals representing some of the world’s largest and most recognized semiconductor and electronics companies.

The event is the Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association 2016 Forum titled, “Supply Chain Metrics and Measures: Applying the SCOR Model to Modern Challenges.”

It means that directors and senior-level managers working in the ultra competitive semiconductor industry will be introduced to—or learn more about—the SCOR framework and how it can steer supply chains toward greater efficiency.

I will be among the four presenters at the event. After giving an overview of the SCOR model, I’ll show how SCOR can steer a business to meet complex and often conflicting demands. Following my presentation, speakers from Micron, shared.value.chain, DHL and Green Freight Asia Network Ltd. will talk through SCOR projects they’ve completed. Together, we will present a strategic approach to the supply chain optimization and performance measurement that is required of technology companies today.

I am honored to be discussing the power of SCOR with this influential and industry-leading audience, and at the same time, I’m delighted to see SCOR receive front-and-center billing at this forum for the semiconductor industry. But whether it is semiconductors, consumer goods, energy, healthcare, retail, automotive or any other industry, SCOR offers the flexibility, structure, optimization and metrics to drive supply chain excellence in this unrelenting economy.  And, as the title of this SSIA event implies, SCOR is agile and adaptable enough to stand the test of time and is able to provide modern guidance and effective metrics that are relevant in 2016 and beyond.

I speak from experience; I work for a German-based semiconductor company, Infineon, that has effectively utilized SCOR for nearly two decades.

When I return, I’ll share my observations as to how the semiconductor industry reacted to the SCOR model, how individuals are using it, where the greatest gaps and opportunities lie, and other industries like semiconductors that might be well positioned to benefit from SCOR.

Hans Ehm is a Lead Principal of Supply Chain Innovation at Infineon Technologies and is based in Munich. He holds degrees in physics from Germany and earned a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University. He is a past member of the APICS SCC Board of Directors and serves on the APICS Corporate Advisory Board.

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