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Importance of Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management is essential to company success and customer satisfaction. Did you know that SCM also plays a critical role in society? It's absolutely true. SCM knowledge and capabilities can be used to support medical missions, conduct disaster relief operations, and handle other types of emergencies. SCM also plays a role in cultural evolution and helps improve our quality of life.

Whether dealing with day-to-day product flows or dealing with an unexpected natural disaster, supply chain experts roll up their sleeves and get busy. They diagnose problems, creatively work around disruptions, and figure out how to move essential products to people in need as efficiently as possible.

Details regarding the importance of SCM can be found by clicking on each hyperlink in the diagram.

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