supply chain

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supply chain
 
n
marketing a channel of distribution beginning with the supplier of materials or components, extending through a manufacturing process to the distributor and retailer, and ultimately to the consumer

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Main Entry:  supply chain1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  any sequence of processes involved in the production and distribution of a commodity
Main Entry:  supply chain2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the network of retailers, distributors, transporters, storage facilities and suppliers that participate in the sale, delivery and production of a particular product
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