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Managing supply chains helps companies compete

supply chain management

Supply chain management is a total systems approach to managing a company’s entire flow of information, materials and services — from raw-material suppliers through factories and warehouses to the end customer. Effective supply chain management is critical to competing in today’s global marketplace. Extension’s Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) and the College of Business have developed a 13-part supply chain management series that covers everything from basic practices to advanced topics such as risk management.

This article appeared in December 2010 -- From Jerry Miller Newsletter