Deselect Platform Choice
 
Australia
Belgium
China
France
Germany
Greece
India
Ireland
Italy
Kuwait
Luxembourg
Netherlands
New Zealand
Portugal
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Demand & Supply Chain Management Evolution About  |  How to publish  |  Contacts  |  Newsletter
News | Associations | Education | Job | Agenda | Topics | Insight | Resources
  Automotive       Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals       Electrical, Electronics & Home Appliances       Food & Beverage       Retail       ...  


Supply Chain Glossary

Glossary > V > Value Chain  

 

Value Chain


Source: Procurement Glossary
Author: Paul Rogers
Institute: CIPS - UK

Courtesy of


 

A value chain can be conceived at two levels: first, at the level of the firm, the value chain is a series of primary and support activities that acquire and process inputs I order to create value.  Second, at an industry level, the value chain describes the linkages between the different firms operating in the same supply chain.  Its significance for procurement and supply chain management is not limited to the fact that it proposes that participants in the same supply chain are united in a common value stream.  The value chain also identifies inbound and outbound logistics as primary activities in creating value for the enterprise.  Value chain analysis implies a review of the organisation’s key activities to identify opportunities to increase margins through a focus on a range of cost drivers.  See also Costing, Activity Based.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






Last update 1 Dec 2017
November PMI signals robust manufacturing growth
   Source: Markit US Manufacturing PMI   -  IHS Markit
United States 

News & Trends
 

Retail

The retail sector is always on the move. Whether this involves shopping centres, shops in inner city locations or at airports – trends change very quickly and the goods change just as rapidly too. To keep up with these developments, highly complex and process driven supply chains are needed. With our...


State of the Retail Supply Chain 2017

Research highlights that ‘handling promotions effectively’ remains the retail industry’s top business issue regarding supply chain planning & execution. ‘State of the Retail Supply Chain 20...


Education
 
19
Feb
2018
Advanced Warehouse Management and Inventory Control
     Miami
19
Feb
2018
Supply Chains: Purchase and Suppliers Management
     New York
 5 
Mar
2018
Logistics and Transportation Techniques
     Miami
 5 
Mar
2018
Fleet Planning and Management
     New York
 2 
Apr
2018
Purchasing Techniques, Negotiation and Cost Reduction
     Miami

Local & Regional Agenda
 


Resources
 
PPG INDUSTRIES, LTD.

Company Established in 1883, PPG Industries manufactures protective and decorative coatings, sealants, adhesives, metal pretreatment products, flat glass, fabricated glass, continuous-strand fiberglass products, and...

How software can boost global trade performance

What exactly is the benefit of using software to manage export processes? In the white paper "How software can boost global trade performance", AEB informs about facts and figures on automated export management...


International Agenda