The supply chain maturity scan calculates the maturity of your supply chain, shows the savings potential and provides tips for further optimization. The tool was developed in collaboration with the VU University in Amsterdam and distinguishes four stages of maturity:
- Phase 1 – Reactive: The supply chain is poorly organized.
- Phase 2 – Effective: The processes are streamlined by bringing transparency to the supply chain.
- Phase 3 – Responsive: The activities are well planned and managed through the use of intelligent IT.
- Phase 4 – Collaborative: The parties in the supply chain collaborate as equal partners and provide more added value.
The four answer options to each question are listed in order of increasing maturity. If you feel that your situation is somewhere in between two answers, then you should choose the lowest answer. For example, if your supply chain is nearly at answer c, but not quite, then still choose answer b.