Supply chain consultancy includes people skills in updated scprime book

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Supply chain consultancy Crimson & Co has launched an updated version of its scprime book, which focuses on the journey to supply chain excellence, with a new section dedicated to employee capabilities.

Version three of scprime highlights best practice across the supply chain and includes guidance to ensure the right people are in the right jobs, doing the right things, said Crimson & Co.

According to the company, the book draws on more than 140 years’ combined experience at board level; providing ndustry knowledge spanning supply chain strategy, planning and control, procurement, manufacturing and logistics. Scprime is the result of many years of practical experience, aligning improvements with business strategy, it said.

Richard Powell, managing director of Crimson & Co, said: “The scprime book is fact driven, not subjective, and provides practical guidance and insight when developing supply chain processes or identifying and improving people capabilities.

“The supply chain is just one of many time consuming business areas for senior executives and scprime helps them to address their most prominent challenges; from change management to minimising business risk and maximising financial return.

“Scprime is not just a supply chain book, but a business improvement model, applicable to all industries and organisations. The new people capabilities update covers the final missing piece since the second edition, completing the full supply chain excellence outline,” said Powell.

John Burdett, vp global operations planning at TATA Global Beverages, said: “Crimson & Co’s framework was invaluable in helping to identify the strengths and weaknesses of supply chain processes across the group for our global and regional brands. Scprime enabled a rapid assessment of process maturity, action planning prioritisation and redefinition of the commercial and supply functions around our new business operation model.”