The impact of supply chain performance can mean millions of dollars to an organization’s bottom line. Using APQC’s benchmarks, process improvement resources, and best-practices repository, supply chain management (SCM) professionals can optimize current processes to reduce costs, improve cycle times, and add value. Explore the sections below to see how APQC members utilize APQC to work smarter, faster, and with greater confidence.

Improve Your Supply Chain Processes

Are you trying to set up a new function or establish a business process within your supply chain? Start with APQC's Process Classification Framework (PCF)®, which creates a common language for defining work processes comprehensively and without redundancies. Here are a few articles to get you started:

Benchmark Your Supply Chain Processes

Comparing your performance continues to be rated a top management tool and is essential in supporting strategies to improve the supply chain’s efficiency, cut costs, and serve as an organization’s market differentiator. APQC provides supply chain professionals with all the essentials to complete benchmarking activities that help them:

  • Support annual planning
  • Target top priority improvement areas
  • Build the case for improvement
  • Aid in restructuring, merger, or outsourcing evaluations
  • Create a baseline for ERP or other technology implementations
  • Measure the performance of operations across similar sites

To get started benchmarking your supply chain processes, try one of our three options:

  1. Benchmarks on Demand
  2. Rapid Performance Assessment
  3. Open Standards Benchmarking®

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Learn From Your Peers

See how your peers have solved issues in their supply chain operations:

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Grow Your Expertise

APQC is here to help you work smarter, faster, and with greater confidence. To learn what works in successful organizations, search for SCM and product development content items in APQC’s Knowledge Base. Access best practices, white papers, case studies, thought leadership, tools and templates, metrics, and presentations covering topics such as: