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Supply chains

Mary Macer

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ok can anyone out there help me... i need a three or four line definition of supply chains... it isn't coming to me ..can you help??
 

Dan

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From MIT:

"Integrated Supply Chain Management (ISCM) is a process-oriented, integrated approach to procuring, producing, and delivering products and services to customers. ISCM has a broad scope that includes sub-suppliers, suppliers, internal operations, trade customers, retail customers, and end users. ISCM covers the management of material, information, and funds flows."

Some good URLs include:

http://www.manufacturing.net/scl/scmr/archives/1998/04myst.htm
http://www.apics.org/magazine/jan99/walker.htm
http://logistics.about.com/industry/logistics/cs/scmdefinitions/
 
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