Supply chain management gives such a wide range of functions that can be daunting, even to the most experienced international business person.
However, it can be effectively modeled by separating it into different main strategic areas. One common and very effective model is the Supply Chain Operations Reference or SCOR model. It is developed by the Supply Chain Council to enable managers to address, improve and communicate supply chain management practices effectively.
The SCOR model runs through five supply chain stages: Plan, Source, Make, Deliver, Return