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Supply Chain Council (SCC) is a global nonprofit organization whose methodology, diagnostic, and benchmarking tools help nearly a thousand organizations make dramatic and rapid improvements in supply chain processes. SCC has established the supply chain world’s most widely accepted framework for evaluating and comparing supply chain activities and their performance.

The framework - the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR®) model - lets organizations quickly determine and compare the performance of supply chain and related operations within their company or against other organizations. SCC continually advances its tools and educates members about how organizations are capitalizing on those tools. By using its tools, SCC members are able to rapidly overcome the first difficult step in supply chain improvement: determining what processes to improve first and how much to improve them.

The SCOR trainings are offered to Supply Chain Council members and nonmembers. The sessions provide a comprehensive examination of the SCOR model, Development of Supply Chain Excellence with SCOR, SCOR Center of Excellence development, Convergence of SCOR and Lean/Six-Sigma, Performance Based Logistics, as well as DCOR and other related frameworks.

Certification & Training Programs



Certification Programs

  • SCOR Professional (SCOR-P) Certification: SCOR-P certification establishes in depth knowledge of the SCOR model and methods. Certified SCOR Professionals can be deployed throughout the organization to tackle strategic supply chain issues. Certification also provides a practical method for assessing the skills and competencies of your personnel and recruits, and a method for evaluating the effectiveness of training. Encouraging employees to achieve certification demonstrates your investment in their educational development, aiding recruitment and retention. The certification path includes the following entry requirements and steps: Minimum of 5 years working experience in supply chain; SCOR Framework class (2 days); SCOR Project class (2 days); and SCOR-P exam.
  • SCOR Scholar (SCOR-S) Certification: The SCOR Scholar (SCOR-S) certification introduces the SCOR model to students who are pursuing supply chain management careers. The program will help bring university graduates to the workforce with knowledge of the SCOR framework and the enhanced ability to recognize supply chain processes and measure their performance. Unlike the SCOR Professional certification program, no prior work experience in supply chain management is required or assumed. However, candidates do need to be enrolled in a supply chain degree program at a university that has enrolled to participate in the certification program. The SCOR-S certification process consists of a two-day lecture, delivered by a qualified SCC instructor, followed by a proctored exam. Upon passing the exam the student receives a SCOR-S certificate and can use the SCOR-S credential on resumes, social media profiles and job applications.

Training Programs

  • SCOR Framework: The SCOR Framework training introduces attendees to the full scope and contents of the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model. Participants will learn the major process components of the framework (Plan, Make, Source, Deliver, Return, and Enable). They will gain an understanding of how to use these components to model supply chains, select key supply chain performance indicators, and understand the appropriate best practices to use for benchmarking and performance improvement.
  • SCOR Benchmarking (SCORmark): This hands-on training guides the practitioner through the detailed phases of a SCOR-based benchmark. It covers the basic phases of a benchmark from determining objectives and collecting metric data to establishing supply chain strategy. An extension of the SCOR Project training, this half-day training is intended to provide guidance to organizations that plan to execute a SCORmark benchmark in the near future.
  • SCOR Project: The SCOR Project training provides a hands-on walk-through of a typical SCOR project. Participants will learn the phases (Organize, Discover, Analyze, Material, Work, and Implement) and deliverables, and get hands-on experience collecting data and analyzing the information on a SCOR project. One or more supply chains of the training participants’ organizations will be used to simulate a real SCOR project. Upon completion of the SCOR Project training, participants will have an in-depth understanding of how to organize a SCOR project and how to develop and interpret project deliverables.
  • SCOR Integration: This training explores how to create sustained SCOR organizations beyond project-based implementations within small, medium, and large organizations. It covers the basic phases of team development including securing sponsorship, setting up operations, resource management, SCOR implementation, and ongoing maturity management. Blending years of experience in team development and a hands-on instructional design, this training will provide activities, tools, lessons learned, techniques, and templates for developing a SCOR team in your organization.
  • Six Sigma & Lean Using SCOR: This training explains how to apply the SCOR model in convergence with Six Sigma and lean methodologies. The SCOR model’s strength at characterizing supply chains in a common language complements both Six Sigma and lean continuous improvement methodologies and tools. This training uses a case study to demonstrate how organizations can use these methodologies in concert to produce synergistic effects across their supply chains that yield system-wide improvements.
  • Supply Chain Risk Management Using SCOR: Using focused lectures, discussion, experiential learning approaches, and case studies, this training provides supply chain, procurement, and commodity managers an understanding of the fundamentals of supply chain risk management. Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of the SCOR model’s approach to assessing and mitigating risk from strategy to implementation.
  • Performance Based Logistics (PBL) Using SCOR: This training guides participants in developing and optimizing supply chain performance in the context of Department of Defense (DOD) Performance Based Logistics partnerships. Specifically, the training reviews how operational reference modeling can be leveraged to plan and measure supply chain outcomes. It provides in-depth perspective on best practices, metrics, and enablers that assure optimal performance of critical systems, total asset visibility, and managing total lifecycle costs. It also provides perspectives on profiting from PBL partnerships and managing risk.
  • DCOR Framework: The DCOR Framework training introduces attendees to the full scope and content of the Design Chain Operations Reference (DCOR) model. The intention is to understand the major process components of the framework (Plan, Research, Design, Integrate, Amend, and Enable) from a product and process design perspective. Participants will learn how to use these components to model design chains, identify and choose key design chain performance indicators, and select best practices for use in benchmarking and performance improvement.

Supply Chain Council (SCC) is Merged with APICS. Please Visit Our APICS Section for More Details