Up to now, the business activities associated with all phases of satisfying a customer’s demand boiled down to these five: PLAN, MAKE, SOURCE, DELIVER and RETURN. This week the Supply-Chain Council (SCC), the global not-for-profit organization supporting supply chain professionals and educators, announced a sixth, ENABLE, which is the core of version 11 of the SCOR (Supply Chain Operations Reference) model. The updated model will be incorporated into all SCOR training and certification programs beginning in 2013.

Using these process building blocks, SCOR can be used to describe supply chains that are very simple or very complex using a common set of definitions across disparate industries. Today public and private organizations and companies around the world use the model as a foundation for global and site-specific supply chain improvement projects.

“Version 11 marks a significant evolution in the SCOR model,” said Caspar Hunsche, research director, Supply-Chain Council.  “The major additions enable implementers stronger guidance for gauging, measuring, and improving the effectiveness of their supply chains.”