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Supply Chain Management
Plus its

Enabling & Supporting Technologies

IBA 6th May 2012

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Today’s Scenario
• With today's emphasis on cutting costs and streamlining expenses, many companies are looking to improve their bottom lines with more effective supply chains. • Lack of understanding about what a supply chain is or how it fits into the companies overall strategy.

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Supply – Chain - Management
• Supply: to furnish or provide (a person or organization etc.) with what is lacking or requisite. • Chain: a series of objects connected one after the other, usually in the form of a series. • Management: the act or manner of managing; handling, direction, or control.

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Operations Management vs SCM
• Definitely confusing. No right answer. Huge grey area. Overlapping. Still….

• ___ is a part of ___.
• ___ pertains to activities outside the factory, ___ refers to inside factory activities.

• ___ is industry independent.

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Operations Management vs SCM
• Definitely confusing. No right answer. Huge grey area. Overlapping. Still…. • OM is a part of SCM. (SCM is an OM enabler)

• SCM pertains to activities outside the factory, OM refers to inside factory activities. • SCM is industry independent.

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Supply Chain
Supply chain activities transform natural resources, raw materials and components into a finished product that is delivered to the end customer.

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Supply Chain Supply chain is a set of organizations directly linked by one or more of the upstream and downstream flows of products, services, finances, and information from a source to a customer.

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Supply Chain
A system of organizations, people, technology, activities, policies, information, material and resources involved in moving a product or service from supplier...