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Supply chain : The network of services, material, and information flows that link a firm’s customer relationship, order fulfillment, and supplier relationship processes to those of its supplier and customers.
Supply chain management : Developing a strategy to organize, control, and motivate the resources involved in the flow of services and materials within the supply chain.
Supply chain strategy : Designing a firm’s supply chain to meet the competitive priorities of the firm’s operations strategy.
Supply chain design for a service provider is driven by the need to provide support for the essential elements of the various service packages it delivers.
A service package consists of
Supply Chain for a Florist Required for facilitating goods Required for explicit services Required for supporting facilities Required for implicit services Home customers Commercial customers Florist FedEx delivery service Packaging Local delivery service Flowers – local/ international Arrangement materials Internet services Maintenance services
External Value-Chain Linkages First-Tier Supplier Service/Product Provider Support Processes Support Processes Supplier Relation-ship Process New Service/ Product Development Process Order-Fulfill-ment Process Business-to-Business (B2B) Customer Relationship Process Supplier Relation-ship Process New Service/ Product Development Process Order-Fulfill-ment Process Business-to-Customer (B2C) Customer Relationship Process External Suppliers External Consumers