Moving from SCM Maturity
Present Stage: III. Cost Reduction Next Stage: IV. Collaboration
Nurture Supply Chain Collaboration
Implement upstream and downstream collaboration.
Mutually beneficial improvements implemented.
Jointly developed business rules established with partners.
Process metrics exceed past levels.
Company forms single supply chain organization.
Ability to complete multicompany projects established.
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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