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Deloitte and The Association for Supply Chain Management Unveil New Digital Capabilities Model for Supply Networks

New model, based on SCOR, helps organizations’ supply chains thrive in the digital age.

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 17, 2019 – Deloitte and The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) today announced the first release of the Digital Capabilities Model (DCM) for Supply Networks, designed to help transform supply chain management for today’s increasingly interconnected and digital world. Compatible with the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) Digital Standard, this new model helps companies advance their capabilities from traditional linear supply chains to digital supply networks, the dynamic, interconnected systems that simultaneously plan, execute and enable digital supply “chains”.

Traditional supply chain objectives are becoming harder to achieve, given increased market volatility and complexity, digital disruption and shifting consumer expectations. Through our collaboration with ASCM, we are setting a new standard for supply networks management and helping businesses and nonprofits update and adapt practices to increase efficiency, drive results, and innovatively enhance performance in a rapidly changing world.

— Chris Richard, principal, high tech sector lead for supply chain and network operations, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Seventy-six percent of respondents to a recent Deloitte survey said developing digital and analytics capabilities was the most or very important to delivering the overall supply chain strategy. However, 56 percent of survey respondents spend $5 million or less on digital and analytics capabilities annually, demonstrating a need for more strategic investment.

DCM is for any company that has “digital transformation” on it's supply chain roadmap. The model helps organizations understand the complexity of digital supply networks and assess their company’s process maturity. For companies that have adopted SCOR, each DCM capability is mapped to relevant elements in the SCOR Digital Standard. This compatibility enables immediate application without having to redo process, metrics or practices.

For more than two decades, the SCOR model has successfully served as the supply chain profession’s global, cross-industry standard. The Digital Capabilities Model for Supply Networks extends SCOR to the digital era, providing businesses with guidance that will carry them into future decades. We are proud to collaborate with Deloitte to develop this next-generation, industry-leading supply chain standard.

— ASCM CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE

Together with the DCM, Deloitte and ASCM are launching a readiness assessment for businesses interested in evolving their supply chains for the digital age. The assessment will help practitioners understand how their organization’s digital capabilities measure up. It will also provide each respondent with a set of guidelines and best practices for introducing capabilities into their supply chains and throughout their organization across various lines of business.

The Digital Capabilities Model for Supply Networks will continue to evolve over time. It will adapt alongside the organizations it advises to keep pace with emerging technologies and larger industry trends, with the ultimate goal of the new model being continuous education. By responding rapidly and effectively to the latest technological advances, supply chain practitioners and business leaders can work toward creating a competitive edge in increasingly competitive marketplaces.

About Deloitte
Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax and advisory services to many of the world’s most admired brands, including nearly 90% of the Fortune 500® and more than 5,000 private and middle market companies. Our people work across the industry sectors that drive and shape today’s marketplace — delivering measurable and lasting results that help reinforce public trust in our capital markets, inspire clients to see challenges as opportunities to transform and thrive, and help lead the way toward a stronger economy and a healthy society. Deloitte is proud to be part of the largest global professional services network serving our clients in the markets that are most important to them. Our network of member firms in more than 150 countries and territories serves four out of five Fortune Global 500® companies. Learn how Deloitte’s approximately 286,000 people make an impact that matters at

About Association for Supply Chain Management
The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) is the global leader in end-to-end supply chain organizational transformation, innovation and leadership. As the largest non-profit association for supply chain, we are an unbiased partner connecting people around the world to the newest insights and solutions on all aspects of supply chain. ASCM transforms enterprises and empowers people with industry-recognized, global standards - like APICS and SCOR - to optimize their supply chains, secure their competitive advantage and positively impact the world. For more information, visit

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Mindy Weinstein
Association for Supply Chain Management
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