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supply chain

noun

marketing a channel of distribution beginning with the supplier of materials or components, extending through a manufacturing process to the distributor and retailer, and ultimately to the consumer

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Nearby words

supplicatory, supplied, supplier, supply, supply and demand, supply chain, supply teacher, supply-side, supply-side economics, supply-sider, support
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Examples from the Web for supply chain

  • Apple is reaping the benefits of being a massive company with a supply-chain specialist, Tim Cook, at the helm.

    Apple’s Earnings Show the Company Is Still Thriving|Edward Ferguson|July 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
  • In the end the company realized it could offer the most assistance by sharing knowledge from its supply-chain management.

  • Walmart has successfully married American logistics and supply-chain techniques to Chinese consumer needs.