Many organizations make up a supply chain. The logistics involved in getting products and services into the hands of the consumer can be very complex. Known as the backbone of global trade, supply chain logistics is a network of transportation, warehousing, and inventory that aims to make the process less complex.
Common supply chain logistics challenges include customer service, cost control, planning and risk management, supplier/partner relationship management, and talent. For a company, their competitiveness and ability to grow and expand into new markets requires a great deal of flexibility. Frequently, companies face the challenge of balancing well defined supply chain logistics process with remaining flexible.