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The SCM Roundtable was created by Lytica Inc., a unique supply chain company focused on electronic component cost & security of supply. Our goal is for the SCM Roundtable to engage SCM professionals and other like minded individuals that share an interest in Supply Chain Management to discuss and progress the modern Supply Chain.
Supply Chain Management (SCM) is the management of the flow of goods and services. It includes the movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory and finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption. Interconnected or interlinked networks, channels and node businesses are involved in the provision of products and services required by end customers in a supply chain. Supply chain management has been defined as the “design, planning, execution, control, and monitoring of supply chain activities with the objective of creating net value, building a competitive infrastructure, leveraging worldwide logistics, synchronizing supply with demand and measuring performance globally.”
SCM draws heavily from the areas of industrial engineering, systems engineering, operations management, logistics, procurement, and information technology, and strives for an integrated approach.
Roundtable refers to a form of academic discussion. Participants agree on a specific topic to discuss and debate. Each person is given equal right to participate.