Supply Chain Management
Routines used to determine the optimal solution for a particular problem. Included in supply chain execution and supply chain planning applications to reduce costs or time in the supply chain. Usually tactically focused for use in current operations.
[vgl. academic1.csuohio.edu/gartner/research/ras/88600/88697/88697.html, Supply Chain Management Glossary 1.0 (23.05.2000), URL]