Supply Chain Management is a set of approaches utilized to efficiently integrate suppliers, manufactures, warehouses, and stores, so that merchandise is produced and distributed at the right quantities, to the right location, and at the right time, in order to minimize system wide cost while satisfying service level requirements. [1]

Website: DoD Manual 4140.01 “DoD Supply Chain Materiel Management Procedures”

In the acquisition process, supply chain management requires Program Managers to collaborate with users (e.g., the force providers, the Combatant Commands, and the DoD Components of those commands) to determine optimal logistics strategies tailored to meet the users’ needs and expectations and should produce a Performance-Based Agreement codifying the negotiated user requirements and performance expectations. [2]

A few topics in the Acquisition Process that address supply chain management are:

Note: The May 23, 2003 DoD 4140.1R DoD Supply Chain Materiel Management Regulation was recently cancelled and replaced by a new eleven-volume (11) series of DoD manuals entitled “DoD Manual 4140.01 DoD Supply Chain Materiel Management Procedures”.

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Updated: 7/19/2017

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