Supply Chain Management : An Understanding Of Needs And Operation Goals

736 Words Nov 7th, 2016 3 Pages
Supply chain management depends on its relationships and connections which is essential to a successful business process. These relationships play an important role in achieving success by an understanding of needs and operation goals. Many different relationships may exist in supply chains such as; strategic relationships, tactical relationships, transactional relationships, internal relationships, and possibly more among members of the supply chain network. It is important to realize that relationships must be maintained for balance to reduce or eliminate the risk of undermining the effectiveness of the supply chain. Relationships among businesses and all levels of government: federal, state, and local are important regulatory bodies in providing venues restrictions and incentives, regulations and freedoms, and roadblocks and opportunities for individual companies. Within the supply chain, suppliers and customers evolve “partnerships” or business relationships, to maintain trust and effective communication for a successful process. The customer and supplier’s relationship can be used as a vital key in the growth or education to supply the demands of the consumer’s needs. The first step in attempting to build good external relationships is there must be good relationships within you own organization. Manufacturing and distribution needs to not only communicate within a company but there also needs to be relationship with sales and marketing. All levels of the company needs…

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