Supply Chain Network

Example network configurations
Supply Chain Network is a Term describing the collection of nodes that a business establishes, maintains, and utilizes through which goods, services, information, and financial instruments flow for the purposes of operating a business.

Nodes include:

  • Suppliers - businesses supplying direct and/or indirect materials. This includes feedstocks, raw materials, sub-assemblies, packaging materials, and supplies
  • Service providers - businesses providing services. Including external warehouses, toll manufacturers, distribution centers, stores, call centers
  • Physical locations - company owned locations like internal warehouses, factories, distribution centers, stores, and call centers
  • Customers - businesses and distributors, e-commerce, retailers, consumers)

See also: Geo Map Define Supply Chain Network Define Supply Chain Network Define To-Be Supply Chain Network Supply Chain Network 0 0 Supply Chain, Network, Definition, Standard, Nodes, Locations, Plants, Warehouses, Customers, Suppliers The collection of suppliers, partners, physical locations, and customers through which goods, services, information, and/or money flows for the purpose of operating a business