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Cohen and Roussel's second core discipline

Cohen and Roussel's second core discipline - Develop an End-to-End Process Architecture. (Refer to this link: http://lvk.cs.msu.su/~antiw/McGraw-Hill.Strategic.Supply.Chain.Management.The.Five.Disciplines.For.Top.Performance.ISBN0071432175.pdf)

For this discussion, explore your organization's relationship to the second core discipline, and respond to the following questions:

1. How does Core Discipline 2 apply to your current or previous workplace?

2. Does it characterize the organization?

3. Would a greater emphasis on Core Discipline 2 enhance the ability of the organization to achieve its process goals? How? Why?

4. Describe how the top three levels of the Supply-Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model apply to your current employer's supply chain.

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For this discussion, explore your organization's relationship to the second core discipline, and respond to the following questions:

1. How does Core Discipline 2 apply to your current or previous workplace?

Core Discipline 2 applies to my current workplace in several ways. However, there is no formal blueprint that I know of. The supply chain processes of planning, sourcing, making, delivering and returning all exist but they are not formally documented. The interaction between supply chain processes is not viewed or in most cases not even considered. In my company what matters is that the moment an order is placed it must be fulfilled immediately. Currently, there are no computer applications that support supply chain process, however, inventory received is recorded in the computerized accounting system, the delivery of finished goods is recorded in the accounting system, the invoice details of incoming supplies and payment made is recorded in the accounting system. Essentially, only the accounting application exists and the question of integration does not apply.

2. Does it characterize the organization?

Core 2 discipline does not characterize the organization where I work. The basis of ...

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This response presents a brilliant discussion on Cohen and Roussel's second core discipline as it applies to a current workplace, whether it characterizes the organization, and whether greater emphasis would help the organization achieve its goals. Lastly, how the top three levels of the SCOR model applies to the employer's supply chain is given. 788 words with one reference.

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