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Software Supply Chain Management

The Software Supply Chain is possibly the newest and most impactful buzzword in tech. The Solarwinds hack has invigorated an industry-level conversation regarding the management of a software supply chain.

To talk Software Supply Chain Management, let’s define a supply chain first. What is a software supply chain? There is no universal definition of a supply chain. It’s interesting to note that the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) does not explicitly define a supply chain. They state on their CSCMP Supply Chain Management Definitions and Glossary page, “With the supply chain covering a broad range of disciplines, the definition of what is a supply chain can be unclear.”

So what is it then? Here is how we define a supply chain. A supply chain is the interactions and transactions that result in an exchange of information and goods, or services, between an end consumer and the various origins for all components that make up the good or service that the consumer purchases.

Other Supply Chain Definitions

How do others define a supply chain?

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Is there such a thing as Software Supply Chain Management?

Software supply chain management encompasses the planning and management of all activities involved …