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The development of a supply chain management process maturity model using the concepts of business process orientation

Archie Lockamy III (Professor of Operations Management in the School of Business, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, USA)
Kevin McCormack (Adjunct Professor in the School of Business, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. He is also President of DRK Research and Consulting LLC, Birmingham, Alabama, USA)

Supply Chain Management

ISSN: 1359-8546

Article publication date: 1 September 2004

Abstract

The concept of process maturity proposes that a process has a lifecycle that is assessed by the extent to which the process is explicitly defined, managed, measured and controlled. A maturity model assumes that progress towards goal achievement comes in stages. The supply chain maturity model presented in this paper is based on concepts developed by researchers over the past two decades. The Software Engineering Institute has also applied the concept of process maturity to the software development process in the form of the capability maturity model. This paper examines the relationship between supply chain management process maturity and performance, and provides a supply chain management process maturity model for enhanced supply chain performance.

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Lockamy, A. and McCormack, K. (2004), "The development of a supply chain management process maturity model using the concepts of business process orientation", Supply Chain Management, Vol. 9 No. 4, pp. 272-278. https://doi.org/10.1108/13598540410550019

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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