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 four major types of supply chains


Who Could Object to Faster, More Responsive Supply Chains?
Today, global manufacturers have all but abandoned traditional vertical supply chain management to adopt the more flexible horizontal and virtual supply chain

four major types of supply chains  supply chain inside the four walls of one organization. Traditional vertical integration, or the ownership of most (if not all) parts of a supply chain, is the method of SCM that long preceded the relatively recently coined term supply chain. By bringing most of the supply chain activities in house and putting them under corporate management, vertical integration has basically solved the problem of who should design, plan, execute, monitor, and control supply chain activities. One often-cited example

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