The scprime® process capability framework is based on a set of process definitions which give a comprehensive view of best practice across the supply chain, enabling benchmarking to take place and improvements to be generated. The structure is modular so that it can be easily applied to different entities. There are a number of profiles within each functional area and a particular organisation or business unit can assemble the appropriate profiles to reflect its own functions.
scprime® can be used in various ways to support different business needs:
The profiles are split into elements, each describing aspects of a process at various levels of excellence. The elements are fact-based, not subjective, and they allow easy and unambiguous scoring. The process definitions are at a detailed level and reflect regularly-updated best practice based on real experience. These definitions have been developed over the past twenty years, across a multitude of sectors including consumer goods, retail, pharmaceuticals, beverages, aerospace, telecoms, automotive, industrial and utilities. They allow a thorough and objective assessment of strengths and weaknesses across operations, regionally or globally.
At the heart of scprime® is an ‘improvement cycle’ which results in an assessment report showing scores per function and per profile, against agreed company targets.
Action plans are then developed and monitored in line with agreed strategic aims. A review process of the agreed actions will ensure the improvements have been implemented and embedded. scprime® focuses on driving improvements, which are both functional and cross functional, delivering a direct positive impact on the company’s finances.