Companies Who Are Successful Will Be Those That Are Managing Across All Nodes Of The Supply Chain From Their Supplier's Supplier To Their Customer's Customer

Sashank Mehra

Abstract


This paper defined the concepts of supply chain and supply chain management and discussed why managers are increasingly interested in the concept. The historical evolution of the supply chain movement from its early days of quick response and efficient consumer response was discussed. Several early supply chain initiatives at companies were described which indicate the competitive advantages and importance of linking supply chain to overall business strategy. This discussion provides insight for those companies investigating the concept of supply chain management.

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