This note provides an introduction to supply chain management. The note examines the fundamentals of supply chain management and provides a framework for choosing the right supply chain for a product of a company is the manufacture and the environment it is in. With is examples of companies like P & G, Dell, Zara, Seven Eleven Japan fit (SEJ), the note describes how a successful supply chain strategy can provide companies with higher market share, lower costs and better customer service. The note can be … Read more »

This note provides an introduction to supply chain management. The note examines the fundamentals of supply chain management and provides a framework for choosing the right supply chain for a product of a company is the manufacture and the environment it is in. With is examples of companies like P & G, Dell, Zara, Seven Eleven Japan fit (SEJ), the note describes how a successful supply chain strategy can provide companies with higher market share, lower costs and better customer service. The note can be read as an introduction for courses with a focus on supply chain management or operations management courses that should be used in a supply chain module.
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