Integrated Supply Chain
“An Integrated Supply Chain (ISC) is one that has full responsibility across the corporation (including different divisions, business units and geographies) for the planning and management of all activities involved in end to end supply chain processes, including direct sourcing and procurement, conversion/manufacturing, and all logistics management activities.”
(Source : Supply Chain Digest, The Logistics Institute ±Georgia Tech)
1. Discuss your concept of the integrated supply chain in a typical production organization such as a Burger King Restaurant.
2. To what degree do you think that government entities, for example the Department of Defense, practice ISC?
3. What do you consider to be the benefits and potential risks of an integrated supply chain?