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- sup·ply chain
suppliers in manufacturing process: all the manufacturers and suppliers who provide the parts that make up a particular product
- "A supply chain is a network of facilities and distribution options that performs the functions of procurement of materials; transformation of these material[s] into intermediate and finished products; and distribution of these finished products to customers."
- supply chain
The network of retailers, distributors, transporters, storage facilities and suppliers that participate in the sale, delivery and production of a particular product.
- Supply Chain: [sup] Supply Chain refers to the distribution channel of a product, from its sourcing, to its delivery to the end consumer (also known as the value chain). The supply chain is typically comprised of multiple companies who are increasingly coordinating activities via an extranet.
(From: Hackers, Hits and Chats: An E-Commerce and Marketing Dictionary of Terms)
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A global supply chain would be one whose reach is international.
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