What is Supply Chain?
let’s first ask a specialist….
Kate Vitasek  Founder of Supply Chain Visions http://www.scvisions.com   <ul><li>“ Starting with unprocessed raw materials...
and what about the literature…
“ The network of business processes and interrelationships among businesses that are needed to build, sell, and deliver a ...
is that everything?...
<ul><li>John T. Mentzer, William DeWitt, James S. Keebler,  </li></ul><ul><li>Soonhong Min, Nancy W. Nix, Carlo D. Smith, ...
yep this is what supply chain is but let’s…
!!! Mix it !!! “ The network of business processes and interrelationships among businesses that are needed to build, sell,...
and obtain…
<ul><li>Network </li></ul><ul><li>Business processes </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction among businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Mate...
Supply Chain: The network of business processes and interaction among businesses that are needed to manage the material an...
visit my blog: http://www.supplychaincollaboration.blogspot.com
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  1. 1. What is Supply Chain?
  2. 2. let’s first ask a specialist….
  3. 3. Kate Vitasek Founder of Supply Chain Visions http://www.scvisions.com <ul><li>“ Starting with unprocessed raw materials and ending with the final customer using the finished goods, the supply chain links many companies together.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The material and informational interchanges in the logistical process stretching from acquisition of raw materials to delivery of finished products to the end user. All vendors, service providers and customers are links in the supply chain.” </li></ul>
  4. 4. and what about the literature…
  5. 5. “ The network of business processes and interrelationships among businesses that are needed to build, sell, and deliver a product to its final customer“ Introduction to Information Systems James O’Brien & Georges Marakas McGraw-Hill 2007
  6. 6. is that everything?...
  7. 7. <ul><li>John T. Mentzer, William DeWitt, James S. Keebler, </li></ul><ul><li>Soonhong Min, Nancy W. Nix, Carlo D. Smith, Zach G. Zacharia, </li></ul><ul><li>Defining supply chain management, </li></ul><ul><li>Journal of business logistics, Vol.22, No. 2, 2001 </li></ul>Lambert, Douglas M., James R. Stock, and Lisa M. Ellram Fundamentals of Logistics Management Boston, MA: Irwin/McGraw-Hill, Chapter 14., 1998 “ The alignment of firms that bring products or services to market” “ A set of three or more entities (organizations or individuals) directly involved in the upstream and downstream flows of products, services, finances, and/or information from a source to a customer”
  8. 8. yep this is what supply chain is but let’s…
  9. 9. !!! Mix it !!! “ The network of business processes and interrelationships among businesses that are needed to build, sell, and deliver a product to its final customer“ “ A set of three or more entities (organizations or individuals) directly involved in the upstream and downstream flows of products, services, finances, and/or information from a source to a customer” “ The alignment of firms that bring products or services to market” <ul><li>“ Starting with unprocessed raw materials and ending with the final customer using the finished goods, the supply chain links many companies together.” </li></ul>
  10. 10. and obtain…
  11. 11. <ul><li>Network </li></ul><ul><li>Business processes </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction among businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Material flow </li></ul><ul><li>Informational flow </li></ul><ul><li>From a source to a customer </li></ul>
  12. 12. Supply Chain: The network of business processes and interaction among businesses that are needed to manage the material and informational interchanges from a source to a customer
  13. 13. visit my blog: http://www.supplychaincollaboration.blogspot.com

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