The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (formerly the Council of Logistics Management) has sponsored a set of six handbooks for supply chain management standards. The set, whose overall title is Supply Chain Management Process Standards, comprises six handbooks: Plan, Source, Make, Deliver, Return, and Enable.
Supply Chain Visions, supply chain consultants headquartered in Seattle, visited 250+ sites to collect information. The books describe minimum process standards as well as best practices for each area. Intended primarily as a comprehensive reference guide and assessment tool to help companies “identify potential gaps in their business processes,” the handbooks can be bought individually or as a set.
CSCMP members can buy the complete set of six handbooks for $99.95; the cost is $159.95 for nonmembers. Individual handbooks are available at $19.95 apiece for CSCMP members, $29.95 for nonmembers. To order copies, visit http://www.cscmp.org.