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The goal of Supply Chain Definition.com is to give simple, easy to understand definitions of various Supply Chain terms.

Supply Chain definition: the movement of materials as they flow from their source to the end customer. Supply Chain includes purchasing, manufacturing, warehousing, transportation, customer service, demand planning , supply planning and Supply Chain management.  It is made up of the people, activities, information and resources involved in moving a product from its supplier to customer.
Although this Supply Chain definition sounds very simple, effective management of a Supply Chain can be a real challenge.

To learn more about various Supply Chain definitions, click on the boxes below or on the links to the left.

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Example of a Supply Chain:

Raw materials                                      Manufacturer                                Distribution Center                                  Customer

A typical Supply Chain flow of goods is shown above. In some models, the product is shipped from the Manufacturer to the Distribution Center as soon as it is manufactured. In other models, such as a Hub & Spoke model, the product is held at the manufacturer once produced. It is then sent out to the Distribution Center only when it is needed.
 

 

 

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The definitions contained on this website are the opinions of the webmaster. Different businesses may have different definitions. Please check numerous sources to ensure that you have the correct definitions.

       

 

 

  The definitions contained on this website are the opinions of the webmaster. Different businesses may have different definitions. Please check numerous sources to ensure that you have the correct definitions.
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