Week 3 DQ 2 - (Rainer & Turban, 2009, p. 242,...

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A supply chain is the "flow of materials, information, money, and services from raw material suppliers, through factories and warehouses to the end customers" (Rainer & Turban, 2009, p. 242, Para. 8). The function of supply chain management is to oversee the activities of the supply chain in order to ensure that things remain organized and on schedule (Rainer & Turban, 2009). "The goal of SCM systems is to reduce friction along the supply chain. Friction can involve increased time, costs, and inventories as well as decreased customer satisfaction"
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Unformatted text preview: (Rainer & Turban, 2009, p. 242, Para. 9). When problem arise within a supply chain it is up to the supply chain management to resolve these issues. One method that is used by supply chain management is to build inventory levels. Another is to use Information Systems to share information about potential problems throughout the supply chain (Rainer & Turban, 2009). Reference Rainer, R.K., Jr., & Turban, E. (2009). Introduction to Information Systems (2nd Ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons....
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This note was uploaded on 06/10/2011 for the course BUSINESS mgt 521 taught by Professor Klein during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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