Supply Chain and Supply Chain Management

A supply chain is a supply chain that extends from the customer’s order to the delivery and payment of the product or service. The management of these processes provides for planning and controlling the individual process steps as efficiently as possible. This is the case in order to economically achieve the greatest profit for the company and the highest satisfaction on the customer side.

The leading factors in achieving these goals are

  • the close cooperation of different economic actors
  • a lively exchange of information between the participants of the supply chain
  • the ability to react quickly and reliably to market changes

The more productively the individual process steps in the supply chain are shortened, the more profitable the supply chain as a whole becomes.