'Forecasting' key to successful suppy-chain management strategy

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 6:23pm EST

Glenn San Giacomo, senior vice president, SAIC

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Supply chain management is far from a haphazard system of getting certain things to certain places at certain times.

It requires a keen strategy. When picking a company for a supply-chain management contract, federal agencies need to make sure the contractor can integrate multiple systems, manage inventory levels and help reduce cost.

SAIC, a major contracting player, was awarded last week a supply-chain management contract by the Defense Logistics to provide land and aircraft tires.

Glenn San Giacomo, a senior vice president and business unit general manager at SAIC, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the ins and outs of supply chain management.

San Giacomo discussed what managing a supply chain consists of and provided more information about the SAIC contract.