As introduced in Chapter 1, the Supply Network Alignment Reference Model (SNAR Model) organizes all knowledge areas that influence the management of supply chain networks. The SNAR Model is structured into five knowledge areas:
1. Supply chain building blocks
a. Planning logistics: Demand planning and forecasting, purchasing and procurement planning, stock and inventory control, and production planning
b. Synchronous operations: Transportation, warehousing, manufacturing, distribution, and international logistics
2. Governance levels
a. Tactic integration: Including customer service, human resources, information technology, sustainability, and project management
b. Supply chain governance: Heading to supply chain ...