Supply chain management is the management of the flow of goods. It includes the movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-progress inventory and finished goods; from point of origin to point of consumption. A large set of activities forms part of supply chain management. Each of these seemingly diverse activities has one important feature in common; they are all part of an integrated network that will define how efficiently and effectively goods and information flow across the supply chain of an organisation.

The focus of supply chain management in recent years has shifted towards the alignment, coordination, synchronisation and integration of the supply chain management activities to enable excellence in service delivery. Supply chain management draws heavily from areas of operations management, logistics, procurement and information technology.

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