Supply Chain Integration is a secure alliance and collaboration within a supply chain. While the heart of an effective supply chain is the purchasing department, it also requires involvement of other departments such as engineering, sales and logistics. The sales department verifies the need of the customers; the engineering confirms that the product conforms to standards; the logistics expresses concerns over scheduling; and, the purchasing department determines the sourcing. To achieve effective supply chain integration, all communications between the buyer and seller must be clear and secure. To maximize the effectiveness of the supply chain, the computer infrastructure of companies should be linked.
Sure, there are a number of dos you need to remember for an effectively integrated supply chain. But, there are also don’ts you need to consider to avoid inaccuracies and ensure a secure collaboration between you and your partners.
- Do not underestimate the power of a clear…
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