03 October 2001
SCOR 5.0 boosts metrics, expands Return process
The Supply-Chain Council (SCC) in August released Version 5.0 of its SCOR model, featuring several major additions in the areas of Metrics, Performance Attributes, process-specific changes, and development of Returna process introduced in Version 4.0.
Performance attributes were expanded from four to five by separating Flexibility and Responsiveness. As a result, accompanying Metrics were reconciled throughout the Model to ensure that they are measuring what they are intended to measure.
"Perhaps the most significant change introduced in Version 4.0 and detailed in 5.0 was the inclusion of a new level 1 process element," said Scott Stephens, SCC chief technology officer.
SCOR 5.0 addresses the business-to-business/business-to-customer requirements of MESs. It sets common business process and metrics (language) by which companies and application-to-application integration can be simplified and maintained as the software community adopts the process and metric definitions.
Also, ISA’s S95 Part 3, still in development, represents a major migration of the original MESA model into a form with actual data flows that can be characterized into a schema. S95, ANSI/ISA-S88, and the SCOR models have all matured to the point where data models and schema can be developed into products and applications that dramatically reduce cost of ownership and maintenance.