decisions that can be made to obtain that result. Leveraging the total company’s purchases over many businesses can allow company management to select strategic global suppliers who offer the greatest discounts. But these decisions have to correspond with the overall company objectives. Syed Ahmed Ali Strategic Supply Chain Management
Logistics: As well as strategic decisions on manufacturing locations, the logistics function is key to the success of the supply chain. Order fulfllment is an important part of the supply chain and company management needs to make strategic decisions on the logistics network. The design and operation of the network have a signifcant influence on the performance of the supply chain . Strategic decisions are required in warehouses, distribution centers which transportation modes should be used. If the overall company objectives identify the use of more third party subcontracting, the company may use. Syed Ahmed Ali Strategic Supply Chain Management
Summary: The primary and overriding goal of any supply chain is to make sure a company is delivering the product its customers want when its customers want those products - and accomplish this by spending as litle money as possible. Only by lowering costs and improving performance can a supply chain be truly optimized. When a supply chain is managed at the operational, tactical and strategic levels - it has the best chance of helping its company reach its goals. When strategic supply chain is optimized, a company is delivering what its customers want, when its customers want it - and spending as litle money as possible getng that done. Syed Ahmed Ali Strategic Supply Chain Management
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