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Ch 16: Supply Chain Management in Business

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Learn how effective supply chain management can benefit business enterprises using the lessons in this chapter. These videos and attached quizzes make it easy to review logistics and supply topics as you prepare for a test or complete a homework assignment.

Supply Chain Management in Business - Chapter Summary

If you have ever had a package delivered, then you have been on the receiving end of a supply chain. Developing effective supply chain management is a hugely important goal for many business enterprises. Use these lessons to explore the different segments of this field and how they have developed. Learn about logistics, the costs and benefits of outsourcing and the importance of leveraging core competencies. Finish off by going over the rapid changes taking place in supply chain management due to globalization. After completing these lessons, you will be able to:

  • Identify the different components of a supply chain
  • Discuss logistics and the end user of a supply chain
  • Explain the benefits and downsides of outsourcing from a supply perspective
  • Identify strategic decision makers in supply operations
  • Chart the growth of globalization as it has affected supply chain management techniques

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7 Lessons in Chapter 16: Supply Chain Management in Business
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Supply Chain Management: Technology, Measurement, Relationship & Material Integration

1. Supply Chain Management: Technology, Measurement, Relationship & Material Integration

Marketing managers realize how distribution can be costly if there is not an efficient plan in place. Supply chain management is a strategy that allows seamless integration of all pieces of the distribution chain.

Supply Chain Management in the Business, Supplier & Customer Network

2. Supply Chain Management in the Business, Supplier & Customer Network

Supply chain management is concerned with all the interconnected businesses that are part of providing end products or services to customers. Learn how SCM can reduce costs and improve customer service.

Logistics of Goods and Services

3. Logistics of Goods and Services

Logistics management is essential for the proper functioning of a supply chain and for successfully serving customers. In this lesson, you'll learn about the role of logistics in supply chain management and how intermediaries can be used in the process.

Distribution Outsourcing: Advantages & Disadvantages

4. Distribution Outsourcing: Advantages & Disadvantages

More and more, companies are realizing that outsourcing non-core practices, like accounting or distribution, has many advantages. However, as this lesson shows, there are also potential disadvantages to consider when outsourcing distribution.

Strategic Decisions in Operations & Supply Chain Management

5. Strategic Decisions in Operations & Supply Chain Management

Strategic decisions in operations and supply chain management deal with the top-level, risky and complex issues. Here we'll discuss five areas of strategic decision making, including product development, customers, manufacturing, vendors, and logistics.

Leveraging Core Competencies in Operations & Supply Chain Management

6. Leveraging Core Competencies in Operations & Supply Chain Management

Core competencies can be leveraged to develop a competitive advantage in the operations and supply chain areas. In this lesson, you will learn the definition, how they are leveraged and view examples of core competencies.

Globalization's Impact on Operations & Supply Chain Management

7. Globalization's Impact on Operations & Supply Chain Management

Globalization's impact on operations and supply chain management is multifaceted. In this lesson, we will discuss four impacted areas: procurement and sourcing methods, inventory management, distribution facility locations, and transportation.

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