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Supply Chain Architecture Life Cycle: Four Phases to Design, Create and Maintain an Effective Supply Chain

Published: 02 March 2016

ID: G00271284

Analyst(s): Jennifer Loveland


The Supply Chain Architecture Life Cycle (SCALe) provides a standard methodology for chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) and COE leaders to translate a strategy into operational and innovation excellence. This framework manages a supply chain capability from inception through retirement.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Repeatedly Apply the SCALe Model for Each Capability Within Your Supply Chain Operating Model
    • ACES: The Four Activity Phases of the Supply Chain Architecture Life Cycle
    • DOT: The Three Primary Focuses for a Supply Chain Architecture Life Cycle Activity
  • Start With a Gap Analysis That Catalogs and Evaluates Existing Skills Leveraged by the SCALe

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