How Supply Chain
Management Decisions Impact Customer Values
Supply Chain Management decisions have rendered
significant concern in recent years for a number of reasons. Directors
in many manufactures now realize that activities taken by one member of
the supply chain can determine the profitability of all others in the
chain. Many international commercial enterprise researchers are of the
belief that expanded globalization of markets and increasing
international competition mean that firms in all nations will face
like, if not identical, competitive environments. Many manufacturing
companies are forced to improve the quality of their Chain Management
decisions, products and reduce their manufacturing costs.
The main target of Supply Chain Management decisions is
'Customer Satisfaction or values' and to accomplish this, all
barricades are eliminated between ultimate customer values and the raw
Research in Supply chain management decisions has
identified twelve distinct management areas that are affiliated with
the subject. Each area comprises a supply chain issue facing the firm.
The twelve categories are:
Transportation and logistics
Outsourcing and logistics alliances
Sourcing and supplier management
Marketing and channel restructuring
Inventory and forecasting
Service and after sales support
Reverse logistics and green issues
Product design and new product introduction
Information and electronic mediated environment
Metrics and incentives
Customer Value is the satisfaction of customer
requirements at the lowest total cost of acquisition, ownership, and
use. It's achieved when demands are met fully, reliably, and cost
effectively. In today's economic system of dynamic technical,
financial, and competitive change, ensuring Customer Value demands
impact the most timely and flexible Supply Chain Management decisions.
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Supply Chain software and consulting
business offering affordable, easy-to-implement solutions to complex
planning problems. Our Managing Partners have over 40 years of combined
Supply Chain and Information Systems experience.
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