Individuals Involved in Supply Chain Decisions


Roughly four out of 10 organizations rely on a committee to make their supply chain purchase decisions. (Figure 11)


Senior supply chain managers are main fixtures on these decision-making committees. High-ranking individuals responsible for logistics, purchasing, transportation, and finance also have seats at the table. (Figure 12)



Logistics managers are highly involved in all aspects of selecting transportation and logistics providers and solutions for their companies. Supply chain executives are also involved throughout the decision-making process, while procurement plays a major role in evaluating and suggesting suppliers. At most companies, finance departments set budgets and executive management rubber-stamps purchases. (Figure 13)



When it comes to specific disciplines along the supply chain, the job functions commonly involved in specifying, selecting, and purchasing solutions, technologies, and providers are:  (Figures 14 – 16)


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