Supply Chain Execution

What Does Supply Chain Execution Mean?

Supply chain execution (SCE) is the process of managing a supply chain, in essence, getting supply chain items where they need to go. In the digital age, many enterprise resource planning software and enterprise applications on the market have SCE components that help companies handle their supply chains more efficiently.


Techopedia Explains Supply Chain Execution

There are many different things that automated processes and software products can do to enhance SCE. Common types of SCE software include transportation management software, warehouse management software, order fulfillment software and global trade management software.

For example, global trade management software may help decision makers manage different types of international transport for products. Fleet management software may help with directing transportation at a more local level. Inventory control tools help achieve leaner inventory models that save companies money. All of these things and more contribute to the industry around SCE software and technologies.

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