APICS Supply Chain Operations Reference Model

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APICS Supply Chain Operations Reference Model

APICS Supply Chain Operations Reference Model (SCOR) is the world’s leading supply chain framework, uniquely linking business processes, performance metrics, practices and people skills into a unified structure. Companies that apply SCOR have the following documented benefits:

*Average operating sales income improvement of 3%

*Typical inventory turn improvements of 20%

*30% faster system implementations with 30% more functionality

APICS Supply Chain Operations Reference Model – SCOR Professional (SCOR-P) training provides an in-depth understanding of the latest version of the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model, widely recognized as the global model for supply chain efficiency.

Participants learn how to apply the SCOR model framework, how to use and interpret SCOR metrics, and how to organize a typical SCOR project.

The APICS Supply Chain Operations Reference Model (SCOR) is the leading end-to-end global supply chain framework used by the world’s leading organizations.  The model uses predefined links between your business processes, your performance metrics, practices and people skills in a single structure.

SCOR-P training drives measurable supply chain transformation and process improvement right across your organization through education, content, and knowledge.

The course will introduce the SCOR framework, which was developed to assist businesses to understand, structure, and evaluate the performance of their supply chains. It was founded as a supply chain improvement methodology using process analysis, performance metrics, and best practices to improve supply chains by identifying performance gaps, guiding organizational change management, and providing the analysis needed to drive improvement programs to achieve increased levels of supply chain performance.

Learn how to optimize your supply chain! Develop actionable steps to improve supply chain processes and management by learning from real-life examples and projects.

APICS – The Association for Operations Management is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in supply chain and operations management, including production, inventory, materials management, purchasing, and logistics. Since 1957, individuals and companies have relied on APICS for its superior training, internationally recognized certifications, comprehensive resources, and a worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals.

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  • COURSE TYPE Intermediate
  • DURATION 3 days


The SCOR-P training introduces attendees to the full scope and contents of the APICS SCOR framework. Attendees will learn the major process components of the framework (Plan, Source, Make, Deliver, Return, Enable) from a supply chain perspective.

Participants also will learn how to:

-Use the framework to model supply chains

-Understand the key supply chain performance indicators and choose the right indicators to characterize supply chain performance

-Understand the key best practices for use in benchmarking and performance improvement

-Recognize the typical deliverables recommended on any supply chain improvement project

-Use SCOR tools and techniques to identify key elements in a project

Course Key Takeaways

-Explore the origins and goals of the SCOR Reference Model framework

-Understand the structure of the SCOR Reference Model framework sourcebooks

-Work with the four central parts of the SCOR framework: Performance, Processes, Practices, and People

-Understand the benchmarking approach

-Summarize a SCOR improvement program


Participants who fully attend this course and complete the test on the last day will receive a Strategic Axis Professional Certificate (SAPC). SAPC certificates are regionally recognized and can be quite valuable when applying for more senior roles within the organization or outside.

SCOR-P endorsement from APICS is a credential awarded through the delivery of a proctored exam and demonstrates a commitment to your career and an investment in yourself.


SCOR-P Authorizations to Test (ATT) are issued at the end of the training and are valid for two months. Candidates must schedule and take their exam prior to the two-month expiration.

The exam consists of 60 multiple-choice questions. Candidates should answer all exam questions.

Candidates have two hours to complete the exam.



Module 1: SCOR Framework


Supply Chain Processes

Process Modeling with SCOR

Supply Chain Performance

Supply Chain Practices

Supply Chain People


Concluding matter

Module 2: Problem Solving with SCOR


The SCOR Roadmap

Set the Scope

Configure the Network

Optimize Processes

Ready for Change

Project Variations

Next Steps

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  • Private Team Training

  • Indiviual Private Session

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