The Supply Chain as a Competitive Advantage

Discuss supply chain as a competitive advantage (look at supply chains, the function they provide, differences between global and domestic supply chain, and how it helps profitability).

What is Supply Chain? Discuss different functions of supply chain management: purchasing, operations, logistics, resource management, and information workflow. Describe problems with supply chains that are ineffectively managed. Discuss the global supply chain vs. the domestic supply chain. How can the supply chain be used for profitability or competitive advantage? Use Zara as an example. Provide your recommendations.