A Review and Analysis of Scor Model

Research note A review and analysis of supply chain operations reference (SCOR) model
Samuel H. Huan Sunil K. Sheoran and Ge Wang
The authors Samuel H. Huang is at the Intelligent CAM Systems Laboratory, Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Nuclear Engineering, The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Sunil K. Sheoran and Ge Wang are in the Department of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, USA. Keywords Supply chain management, Strategic planning, Modelling Abstract Research on supply chain management can be broadly classified into three categories, namely, operational, design, and strategic. While many analytical and numerical models have been proposed to handle operational and design issues, formal models for strategic planning are scarce. The supply chain operations reference (SCOR) model, developed by the Supply Chain Council, is a strategic planning tool that allows senior managers to simplify the complexity of supply chain management. It is firmly rooted in industrial practices and is poised to become an industrial standard that enables next-generation supply chain management. This paper gives a brief introduction to the SCOR model, analyzes its strength and weakness, and discusses how it can be used to assist managers for strategic decision making. Electronic access The Emerald Research Register for this journal is available at www.emeraldinsight.com/researchregister The current issue and full text archive of this journal is available at www.emeraldinsight.com/1359-8546.htm
Supply Chain Management: An International Journal Volume 9 . Number 1 . 2004 . pp. 23-29 # Emerald Group Publishing Limited . ISSN 1359-8546 DOI 10.1108/13598540410517557

1 Introduction
The concept of supply chain management (SCM) can be traced back to just before the 1960s. Increased study of the field began in the 1980s, with a dramatic increase in the publication rate since 1990. SCM research can be...