Supply Chain Management is all the the activities a company makes to bring it's products to market. Successful supply chain management and execution can be a huge competetive advantage. SCM links all of the various partners in the supply chain.
There are many areas in the supply chain, including inventory control, inbound & outbound transportation, warehousing, sourcing, and supply management. With the vast amount of various actitivies, there necessarily needs to be excellent information systems to monitor the data involved.