Supply chain management can have a linear or nonlinear operation. If it is linear, the processes are somewhat simpler and straightforward but there are many challenges that should be deftly dealt with. If the process has to be nonlinear, then there can be some daunting complications. A nonlinear supply chain does not necessarily mean there would be any back and forth process. The vendors may attend to their independent roles and contribute in a particular way at different stages of procurement, manufacturing, supply, fulfilment or delivery. It is quite possible for a nonlinear supply chain management strategy to factor in back and forth exercises if there is a need for a supplier or vendor to chip in after delivering on its promises if its role is incomplete and has to follow up after another party has done its bit. Continue reading Should the Entire Supply Chain Management Strategy be Proactive?