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Supply Chain Management | Article

Supply Chain Management | Article

Nestle is Quick to Adopt EProcurement In the world of Web, companies have to be quick to survive. No one understands that better than Nestle S.A., the world’s largest food company. Today executives have come to realize their customers’ satisfaction — or dissatisfaction — was linked to the performance of their supply chain. Bernard Teiling, assistant vice president of business process integration for Nestle S.A., which is based in Vevey, Switzerland, says supply chain management (SCM) is both a source of competitive advantage and a lever for profit margin. Even though the complexity and the cost of SCM has continually increased over the last two decades, companies must be proficient in this process. If you are not good at SCM, someone else will be, says Teiling. Nestle defines SCM as the two-way management of the flow of goods, services and information from suppliers to manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, stores — to the end user. SCM is especially critical for the food industry becaus