The paper "Maintaining the Continuous Supply Parts in Mining Industry" is an outstanding example of management coursework. The supply chain is the mining industry deals with systems of organizations, technology, activities, people, resources and information involved to move a product or service from a supplier to the customer. To ensure there is a continuous supply of parts, components and sub-assemblies for maintenance of expensive plant and machinery with very long operational life span, Supply chain activities change the natural resources, components and raw materials into a final product that are delivered into the end customer.
In complex supply chain systems, utilized products can re-enter into Supply chain at whenever point or level where the residual is recyclable (Chen et. al, 2004). The continuous supply of parts, components and sub-assemblies for maintenance, encompasses management and planning of the activities involved in procurement and sourcing, conversion, and logistics management activities. It crucially involves collaboration and coordination with the channel partners who can be intermediaries, suppliers, customers and third-party service providers (Anna, 2006). Essentially, the supply management integrates demand and supply management within and across companies. The mining sector has the basic responsibility to connect the main business functions and businesses progression across and within companies into a high-performing and cohesive business model.
Supply Chain Management involves all the logistics management activities listed above likewise to manufacturing operations and drives the coordination of activities and processes across and within marketing, product design, sales, information technology and finance. A standard supply chain starts with biological and ecological regulation of natural resources, preceded by human removal of raw material and involves various production links like assembly, merging and component construction before proceeding to various layers of storage facilities of an ever-minimizing size and remote geographical locations and ultimately reaching the customer (Chen et. al, 2004).
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