Case Study : Supply Chain Management

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During the 80s, the term supply chain, unveiled within the administration, this term was used previously like, "logistics" or “Management Operations" to define the supply management, was already in the 90s when it takes shape, becoming a powerful tool in the business administration. There are multiple definitions of supply chain, according to Handfield, R. (2011),” Supply chain management, then, is the active management of supply chain activities to maximize customer value and achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. It represents a conscious effort by the supply chain firms to develop and run supply chains in the most effective & efficient ways possible. Supply chain activities cover everything from product development, sourcing,…show more content…
 Location: Here is necessary to locate where they should be located production facilities, storage of supplies, proximity to customers or places of easy access for distribution as near ports, railways, airports assist in reducing overall costs for transportation, also investigate whether there is a need for construction of new places, etc.  Transportation: The definition of transport to use is very important since this will adds cost to the value to the end product, besides being a very important moment in the process because of the inventory levels depends either raw or quantity finished in stock to be transported at the time and place set by the client, so taking the decision which means of transport to use has a great impact on the network.  Information: Create information system capable of real situation of the organization allows us to make decisions or coordination to achieve our objectives, we must define which data, organize them so that they are sufficiently clear according to what you want. It is important to note that companies that have had successes and a competitive advantage over others is because they have been able to design and adapt their supply chain to the requirements of the customer demand in all the above activities are attached to this, different rates strategies used and help strings to have the planned objectives. Supply Management Strategies

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