Manufacturing supply chain collaboration

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  • supply chain (SC)

    A supply chain (SC) is the network of all the individuals, organizations, resources, activities and technology involved in the creation of a product from source materials and its eventual delivery to the end user. 

  • distributor

    A distributor is an intermediary entity between a the producer of a product and another entity in the distribution channel or supply chain, such as a retailer, a value-added reseller (VAR) or a system integrator (SI). 

  • Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR)

    Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) is the process reference model used across industries as a supply chain management diagnostic tool. 

  • SCEM (supply chain event management)

    Supply chain event management (SCEM) refers to software that is used to manage events that occur within and between organizations or supply chain partners. 

  • replenishment

    Replenishment refers to the movement of inventory from upstream -- or reserve -- product storage locations to downstream -- or primary – storage, picking and shipment locations. 

  • inventory management

    Inventory management is the supervision of non-capitalized assets (inventory) and stock items.  

  • work in progress (WIP)

    Work in progress (WIP), also called work in process, is inventory that has begun the manufacturing process and is no longer included in raw materials inventory but is not yet a completed product. 

  • advanced shipping notice (ASN)

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  • supply chain sustainability

    Supply chain sustainability is based on the principle that socially responsible products and practices are not only good for the environment, but are important for long-term profitability. 

  • sales and operations planning (S&OP)

    Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is an iterative business management process that determines the optimum level of manufacturing output. 

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About Manufacturing supply chain collaboration

A key element of successful manufacturing supply chains is good supply chain collaboration. Learn why it's important to encourage collaboration between each step of the supply chain and how manufacturing supply chain collaboration can boost supply chain management (SCM). Discover strategies for building a collaborative supply chain and improving supply chain visibility.