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Unformatted text preview: firms competitive advantage, performance based on cost reduction , coordination established between purchasing and technical disciplines c) Supportive- support companys competitive advantage, purchasing included in sales, supplies constantly monitored and analysed d) Integrative fully integrated in the firms competitive strategy, cross-functional training Supply chain management managing the flow of material and information between a string of operations that from the chains of a supply network Upstream flow customer requirements Downstream flow products services for the customer (delivery info, new products service) Benefits of looking at the who supply chain:-Puts the operation in to a competitive context-Helps to indentify key players-Shifts emphasis to the long term-Changes the nature of the supplier buyer relationship WHAT DO WE WANT/ WHAT CAN WE DO...
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- Fall '11