Supply chain and materials management are increasing issues for companies today. Supply chain management is the end-to-end management of all supply, operations, and logistics functions used in the flow of goods, services, and information from raw material through the finished product or service delivered to the customer. It begins with clarity of the vision, mission, and objectives of company leadership to ensure all elements of the supply chain are aligned for success. Product and service markets must be understood to determine demand signals. Systems, processes and resources are then designed to support requirements with respect to planning, sourcing, making, delivering, returning, and enabling. Robust feedback loops drive continuous improvement and agility to adapt to change. The organization must manage relationships with customers and suppliers to strive for long term business success.