Supply-Chain Council Launches No-Cost Benchmarking Service

The Supply-Chain Council (SCC, Washington) has released its SCORmark no-cost benchmarking portal based on the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) Model. The Supply-Chain Council, an international not-for-profit industry association, in alliance with APQC, a global resource for open standards benchmarking, now provides access to confidential SCOR model benchmarking for its members.

"The SCORmark product was built to improve the business value of the Supply-Chain Council membership. It supports and integrates seamlessly into the analyze phase of the SCOR model resulting in a benchmark report highlighting where an organization stands against selected peer groups," said SCC Board Chair Thomas Phelps. "Through the use of the SCORmark product, our members are now able to use the defined metrics in the SCOR model to set corporate strategy and accurately analyze performance gaps."

The software's web-based interface makes it easier to benchmark supply chain performance, set reasonable performance goals, and calculate performance gaps. APQC offers a confidential, third-party repository for the data allowing Supply-Chain Council members to collect, validate, and report benchmarking data with analysis tools for best practices information.

"We completed the benchmarking in just two hours as much of the data was easily accessible from our internal reports and the survey provided the right amount of instruction," reported Mary Muth, program manager with McCormick and Company and a SCORmark beta tester. "Securing a custom benchmark report that compares the metrics we deem important to other like companies will bring tremendous value to our SCOR implementation."

IBM sponsored the portal creation and contributed supply chain expertise to the development of the SCORmark service as part of its ongoing support for open standards performance metrics.

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