The activities associated with developing and documenting the future state flow of materials and high-level process capabilities - the 'To-Be' supply chain network. This includes documenting suppliers, customers, factories, warehouses, distribution centers and other entities involved in the planning, sourcing, making, delivery and/or return of products, and their relationships and the associated high-level processes, work and information flows.
The purpose of Supply Chain Network Definition is to capture the proposed network flow and configuration. These designs are tested in the To-Be Network Validation process. Feedback from this process may require modification of the design or may result in feedback to the Network Solution Definition process that a solution cannot be implemented as defined.