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New book covers journey to supply chain excellence

10 June 2011

Crimson & Co (Crimson), has launched a book entitled The Journey to Supply Chain Excellence under the company’s scprime brand, to highlight best practice processes across the supply chain industry

Crimson draws on more than 120 years’ combined experience at board level, providing vast industry knowledge, experience spanning supply chain strategy, planning and control, procurement, manufacturing and logistics.

Richard Powell, MD of Crimson & Co, explained: “We are regularly asked by industry colleagues questions such as: How up to date are our current supply chain processes? How can they be improved? And, where should we target improvements for maximum benefit?

It is widely recognised that the supply chain is fundamental to a business’s competitive edge; scprime is Crimson & Co’s powerful process improvement approach, based on benchmarking, which helps companies maximise this advantage. Our new book is the result of many years of practical experience, developing tailored identifying supply chains methods in a way that is meaningful unique to each organisation and encouraging a culture of self-improvement.”

Dr Janet Godsell, Cranfield School of Management, said: “The principles behind Supply Chain Excellence are simple; generating step-change improvement in a supply chain to support business strategy. This book is the starting point of that journey.”

Powell continued: “Crimson & Co’s scprime approach ensures that performance, improvement and standardisation are inextricably aligned to the business as a whole; critically, it is done by the business, not to the business, and as such, becomes part of its core culture.”

scprime identifies performance weaknesses and prioritises improvements. It prepares the ground for major IT implementations or acquisitions, is a driver of longer-term continuous business improvements and has been used in over 20 countries and on five continents.

In all instances, it has been designed to ensure alignment of the supply chain with a company’s overall business strategy. Responsiveness and service levels are improved and are more consistent, allowing greater innovation and driving increased sales. The benchmarks are comprehensive and up to date, but it is how they are applied, that really sets Crimson & Co’s scprime approach apart.

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