(a) The term supply chain management does not have a universally agreed definition. Consider three different views of supply chain management. Provide your definition of supply chain management.
(b) describe how supply chain strategies should be aligned with corporate strategies. Support your answer with appropriate exs.
The concept of sustainability in procurement has become very popular over the past years. Should a private sector organisation apply the principles of sustainability in its procurement of goods and services? To what extent your answer would differ in the case of a public sector organisation?
Integrating supply chain partners is very difficult without the use of information technology. Identify four information technology tools that successful organisations use to integrate its supply chain partners and discuss how each of these tools contributes to their success.
Describe four main types of relationships that might exist between suppliers and buyers. describe the circumstances that favour each type of relationship.