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process, from purchase to picking and fulfillment.All of the choices as written above have its own separate financial consequences. Inventories impact boththe income statement and balance sheet of an organization. Inventories create both an asset and a liability on the balance sheet as well as a cash flow impact on the income statement (Coyle, Langley, Novack & Gibson, 2017, p. 299). The sales and operations planning has to be committed and balanced to each other in order to make financial balance sheet right. EdwinReference: Coyle, J. J., Langley, C. J. Jr., Novak, R. A. & Gibson, B. J. (2017). Supply Chain Management: A Logistics Perspective, Tenth Edition. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.Gerard,Indeed the order to cash is a good way for explaining. Within this process, the inventory reservation together with determining the delivery (order processing), is an important step related to customer service. here the delivery expectation for the customer is set and can be communicated towards the customer. Again technology gives has a hand in this with automation of this process, by using a coupling between a bar-code system with a track and trace. So from picking the order until delivery, the customer