This work presents a comprehensive model of supply chain management. Experienced executives from 20 companies clearly define supply chain management, identifying those factors that contribute to its effective implementation. They provide practical guidelines on how companies can manage supply chains, addressing the role of all the traditional business functions in supply chain management and suggest how the adoption of a supply chain management approach can affect business strategy and corporate performance.
Chapter 7: Process Orientation
Introductory Views on SCM and Processes
Most definitions of supply chain management (SCM) are characterized by Phrases such as “a chain of processes,” “a network of processes,” “a set of management processes,” or “integrating and managing processes across the supply chain.” Thus, it is safe to say that there are close relations ...