Pretty much everything you touch on a day to day basis is brought to you along a supply chain. A typical supply chain will be managed by different stakeholders adding value to the product or service as it makes its way to the consumer. Product availability is exceptionally important to our consumers, whilst the cost of making, storing and delivering product to the customers is one of our largest business outlays - putting the activities of the supply chain function at the heart of our success. Our supply chain function manages the flow of stock and information between the factory, our warehouse and our customers. In operations and supply chain, we need to collaborate at every stage to ensure we have as much information as possible to plan, produce and deliver our products to meet the business' needs.