Today's enterprise is no longer a single, vertically integrated organization. Globalization, outsourcing, and off-shoring have created an environment where end-to-end supply chains include many players, with a shared need for accurate and timely information.
procurement process flow chart
Brand owner Sales/marketing Forecasting Procurement Returns, service, and repair Service events and records (from many angles— how often does part X fail, what is the service history for this customer, how much inventory is in the repair depot, etc.) Design department Suppliers Service personnel Warehouse Carriers Customers This article is from Parallax View, ChainLink Research's on-line magazine, read by over 150,000 supply chain and IT professionals each month. Thought-provoking and actionable