Integrated Supply Chain: Introduction, Advantages & Disadvantages
Integrated supply chain is a process wherein every phase from procurement of raw materials to production, quality control to packaging, distribution or supply to eventual delivery is streamlined and inseparable. It is a holistic collective of the various processes, which may be under complete control of one company or multiple partners will come together to have collective control over the integrated process. Integrated supply chain or supply chain integration has several advantages which is why most companies have switched to integrated supply chain management. However, there are some disadvantages as well.