Moving from SCM Maturity
Stage II to Stage III

Present Stage: II. Infrastructure       Next Stage: III. Cost Reduction

Reduce Supply Chain Costs
 

Description:

Enact continuous improvement for internal processes.
Use needed information technology for process improvement.
 

Success Defined:

Cost effective customer service makes company a leader.
 

Client Participation:

Process teams shift from fixing to improving processes.
Company restructures around “businesses within the business.”
 

New Capabilities:

Continuous improvement culture takes hold.
Project management proficiency gained.
Cross function cooperation expands inside company.
Targeted improvements focus on profitable customers.
 

CGR Role:

Technical support to process teams.
Demand-driven supply chain design.
Visions for collaboration (Stage IV) and strategy (Stage V).
 

Consequences of Inaction:

Continuing at Stage II means competing on price -- not supply chains delivering targeted customer benefits.
 

Stage IV and V:

Improvements show payoffs from collaboration.
Attractive partners for collaboration identified.

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