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APICS Partners With Software AG to Optimize Supply-Chain Processes

APICS, the professional association for supply-chain management, has entered into a strategic partnership with Software AG.

The arrangement incorporates APICS's Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model and other frameworks into Software AG's process-analysis application, ARIS, part of the company’s Digital Business Platform. According to the partners, the collaboration will enable organizations to analyze their global supply-chain operations using SCOR and take action on recommendations, using the ARIS platform as the underlying technology. It also provides access to process-level benchmarking and performance-management tools, as well as supply-chain talent-development opportunities. The ARIS Business Process Analysis (BPA) Platform documents, analyzes and optimizes processes across departments, disciplines, systems and geographies. The SCOR framework links business processes, performance metrics, practices and people skills into a unified structure.

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The arrangement incorporates APICS's Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model and other frameworks into Software AG's process-analysis application, ARIS, part of the company’s Digital Business Platform. According to the partners, the collaboration will enable organizations to analyze their global supply-chain operations using SCOR and take action on recommendations, using the ARIS platform as the underlying technology. It also provides access to process-level benchmarking and performance-management tools, as well as supply-chain talent-development opportunities. The ARIS Business Process Analysis (BPA) Platform documents, analyzes and optimizes processes across departments, disciplines, systems and geographies. The SCOR framework links business processes, performance metrics, practices and people skills into a unified structure.

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