Nearly every organization today is expanding its global footprint, but many are discovering that not all regions are ready for global business. The EPIC framework provides a structure to help supply chain managers assess the readiness of global locations to support their supply chain operations. Link to the article
DORNIER, P.P., STANK, T., PETERSON, K. and SRINIVASAN, M. (2015). Global Supply Chain Operations: A Region-by-Region Assessment of Readiness. Supply Chain Management Review, 1, pp. 10-18.