The linked system involved in the production and delivery of a product, from supplier to customer. Links include manufacturers, suppliers and distributors. Supply chain activities convert natural assets such as raw materials and components into a final product that is delivered to the end customer. In advanced supply chain systems, used products may return to the supply chain at any point where residual value is recyclable.
Franchising, Vertical integration, Business to business (B2B) , Logistics, Outsourcing, Free market economy, Business to consumer (B2C), Trade allowance, Supplier relationship management (SRM), Labelling, Brief summary, Parallel importing, Internal Customers, Distribution, Price fixing,