Sunday, August 20, 2006

Definition of SCM?

There are as many definitions of SCM as there are books about the topic. In our recently finished SCM course at my MBA here in Spain, the Professor chose to use the definition according to the SCOR model which encompasses Source, Make, Deliver Return for 2 levels up and down in the supply chain.

Although this is a good definition, in my view it is too vague. I prefer a more hands-on approach covering which processes are really included. In my opinion, these are:
- Supply Chain Configuration/Design
- Sales and Operations Planning (which includes both Sales/Demand Forecasting and RCCP)
- Master Scheduling
- Production Planning
- Scheduling

What are your opinions?


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