Supply chain

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Russian: Цепь поставок



A supply chain is the alignment of firms that bring products or services to market (Stock, Lambert, Ellram, 1998) A supply chain consists of all stages involved, directly or indirectly, in fulfilling a customer request (Chopra, Meindl, 2003) A supply chain is a network of facilities and distribution options that performs the functions of procurement of materials into intermediate and finished products, and the distribution of these finished products to customers (Ganeshan, Harrison, 1995)


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