Distribution Network Configuration : Number and location of suppliers ,
production facilities , distribution centers , warehouses and customers .
Distribution Strategy : Centralized versus decentralized , direct
shipment , Cross docking , pull or push strategies , third party logistics .Information : Integrate systems and processes through the supply chain to
share valuable information , including demand signals , forecasts ,
inventory and transportation etc .
Inventory Management : Quantity and location of inventory including raw
materials , work-in-process and finished goods
Its major components can be seen through this diagram :
This diagram shows the span...