Moving from SCM Maturity
Stage III to Stage IV

Present Stage: III. Cost Reduction             Next Stage: IV. Collaboration

Nurture Supply Chain Collaboration
 

Description:

Implement upstream and downstream collaboration.
 

Success Defined:

Mutually beneficial improvements implemented.
Jointly developed business rules established with partners.
Process metrics exceed past levels.
 

Client Participation:

Company forms single supply chain organization.
 

New Capabilities:

Ability to complete multicompany projects established.
 

CGR Role:

Be an “honest broker.” Identify other parties for implementation.
 

Consequences of Inaction:

Company looses advantages for new product development, deploying product and process technology, cost reduction, and reaching customers.
 

Preparation for Stage V:

Initial lower levels of collaboration like data exchange (Stage IV) lead to advanced forms (Stage V).

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