Supply-Chain Council

Supply-Chain Council Accepting Submissions for

Awards for Excellence in Supply-Chain Operations

and Management


PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, USA (28 November 2003)— The second annual

European Awards for Excellence in Supply Chain Operations and Management

were awarded during the Supply-Chain World-Europe Conference on 11 November at

the Hilton Düsseldorf in Düsseldorf, Germany. The SCOR Development Excellence

Award was presented to IBS for their Virtual Enterprise software solution that

incorporates the Supply-Chain Council’s (SCC) Supply-Chain Operations Reference-model


The SCOR Development Excellence Award is given to an academic or service providing

organization judged to have developed a methodology or product that enables superior

performance in supply chain operations employing the SCOR-model. Software developers

and consultants were encouraged to participate with practitioner organizations to provide a

real-life basis for evaluating the value of their contributions. This was the first year that the

award was presented.

IBS’ winning submission detailed the development of their Virtual Enterprise (VE) IT

solution that is based on SCOR. The solution allows users to measure, simulate,

benchmark, monitor and collaborate to strengthen cooperation between partners in the

supply chain. The VE solution spans the entire range of Supply Chain processes described

in SCOR, and uses its metrics and terms so that improvements in the areas of Plan, Source,

Make, Deliver and Return can be identified and enhanced.

IBS, International Business Systems, a world-leading supplier of wholesale distribution and supply chain

execution software, provides integrated IT solutions for distribution and supply chain-focused companies.

Some of their well-known customers include international groups such as ABB, Cartier, CIBA Vision,

Galenica, General Electric, Honda, Maxell, Mitsubishi, Miele, Pioneer and Volvo. For more information,

please visit www.ibs.net.

The SCOR-model is a process reference tool maintained by the SCC that allows companies to examine and

measure their supply chain processes, determine where weak links exist, and identify how to make

improvements. Consisting of three levels of process detail, SCOR also allows companies to examine their

supply chain processes and their relationships between partners, suppliers and customers. Companies using

SCOR have seen dramatic ROI and savings due to increased supply chain efficiency.

The Supply-Chain Council was incorporated in 1997 as a global, not-for-profit trade association with

membership open to all companies interested in improving supply-chain efficiencies through the use of

SCOR, a supply-chain diagnostic tool that enables users to address, improve, and communicate supply-chain

management practices within and between interested parties. The Supply-Chain Council members include

Fortune 500 manufacturing companies from industries worldwide, consulting firms, computer systems and

solutions providers, and educational institutions. There are currently over 750 corporate members.


For more information, please contact the Council office at +1 412-781-4101, or info@supply-chain.org. In

Europe, please contact Jo Vegheim, SCC Managing Director-Europe at +47 –2339 4510, fax +47 –2279 7804

or e-mail jo@logi-link.com.


Source: Supply Chain Counsil

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