supply chain

supply chain
The series of linked stages in a supply network along which a particular set of goods or services flows; it usually consists of: suppliers, vendors of the suppliers, producers, distribution partners, and customers. See supply-chain management

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  • supply chain — ➔ chain * * * supply chain UK US noun [C] (also supply network) ► PRODUCTION, COMMERCE the system of people and organizations that are involved in getting a product from the place where it is made to customers: »Every step of the retail supply… …   Financial and business terms

  • supply chain — noun (business) The succession of processes and transactions that takes place before a product reaches the final consumer • • • Main Entry: ↑supply * * * supˈply chain 7 [supply chain] noun usually singular …   Useful english dictionary

  • Supply chain — A supply chain or logistics network is the system of organizations, people, technology, activities, information and resources involved in moving a product or service from supplier to customer. Supply chain activities transform natural resources,… …   Wikipedia

  • Supply Chain — Mit Lieferkette (engl. supply chain [səˈplaɪ tʃeɪn]; auch Wertschöpfungskette) wird das Netzwerk von Organisationen bezeichnet, das über vor und nachgelagerte Verbindungen an den verschiedenen Prozessen und Vorgängen der Wertschöpfungskette… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Supply chain — Gestion de la chaîne logistique Pour les articles homonymes, voir SCM.  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Gestion de configuration logicielle. La gestion de la chaîne logistique (GCL) (en anglais supply chain management, SCM) est l activité qui …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Supply Chain — The network created amongst different companies producing, handling and/or distributing a specific product. Specifically, the supply chain encompasses the steps it takes to get a good or service from the supplier to the customer. Supply chain… …   Investment dictionary

  • supply chain — The activities, organizations, and individuals that participate in the supply of an item. Supply chain management is a means of enhancing the *Three E’s of supply through enhanced collaboration between parts of the chain of activities …   Auditor's dictionary

  • supply chain — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms supply chain : singular supply chain plural supply chains business a series of processes involved in supplying a product to someone …   English dictionary

  • supply chain — sup ply ,chain noun count a series of processes involved in supplying a product to someone: There are strict temperature control regulations throughout the food supply chain …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • supply chain — The linked activities associated with providing materiel from a raw materiel stage to an end user as a finished product. See also supply; supply chain management …   Military dictionary

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