Study on the Application of DCOR and SCOR Models for the Sourcing Process in the Mineral Raw Material Industry Supply Chain

  • Raul Zuñiga
  • Marcus Seifert
  • Klaus-Dieter Thoben
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Logistics book series (LNLO)


One of the main avenues to improve the whole supply chain performance in today’s business environment is a better understanding about the behavior of the processes in the supply chain. This is more critical if these processes belong to the early part of the supply chain in the mineral raw materials industry. This paper examines how the sourcing process in this industry is represented in today’s supply chains. Most of the concepts, variables, and factors related to supply chain and supply chain management, mineral raw materials industry, the exploration, development and extraction processes are extracted from literature. All of them are presented by using the existing models, Design Chain Operations Reference (DCOR) model and Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model. This work finds that DCOR and SCOR models can be extended to model the sourcing process. Furthermore, it demonstrates the possibility to extend the SCOR model to the rest of the early supply chain processes of this industry.


Mineral raw material industry Supply chain Supply chain management Sourcing process DCOR and SCOR models 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raul Zuñiga
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Marcus Seifert
    • 1
  • Klaus-Dieter Thoben
    • 1
  1. 1.Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH an derUniversität BremenBremenGermany
  2. 2.Engineering DepartmentArturo Prat UniversityIquiqueChile
  3. 3.International Graduate School for Dynamics in LogisticsUniversity of BremenBremenGermany

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