Core supply chain management information sources supporting daily operational decision making.
While there are many definitions of supply chain management, the Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISM) provides a more extensive but succinct explanation:
The identification, acquisition, access, positioning, management of resources and related capabilities the organization needs or potentially needs in the attainment of its strategic objectives.
ISM field research reveals that the scope of supply management integrates across fourteen components:
For more information see Supply Management Defined (January 2010)