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Global Supply Chains

A global supply chain is a dynamic worldwide network when a company purchases or uses goods or services from overseas. It involves people, information, processes and resources involved in the production, handling and distribution of materials and finished products or providing a service to the customer.


Global supply chains are networks that can span across multiple continents and countries for the purpose of sourcing and supplying goods and services. Global supply chains involve the flow of information, processes and resources across the globe.


Low-cost country sourcing is linked to global supply chains and refers to the procurement of products and services from countries with lower labour rates and reduced production costs than that of the home country.


Use CIPS Global Supply Chains tools to help make the right sourcing decisions for your organisation.


Global supply chains