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Supply Chain Architecture Life Cycle

Supply chain architecture life cycle (SCALe) is a process that helps businesses manage and optimize their supply chains by taking into account their strategic objectives and current capabilities and limitations. SCALe considers the life cycle of every supply chain capability, including its inception, design, launch (physical, financial, and digital), use for delivery of orders, performance tracking, improvement, and eventual retirement of the processes, structures, and governance associated with that capacity.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Supply Chain Architecture Life Cycle

SCALe can be applied to any business, regardless of its size or industry. It helps SMBs identify areas where they might have gaps in their supply chain architecture and opportunities for improvement. SMBs that follow the SCALe process are more likely to achieve their strategic goals because they will focus on what's most important: getting products sold at a profit by considering all aspects—from production through final delivery.

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