In 1998, the Council of Logistics Management modified the definition of logistics
to indicate that logistics is a subset of supply chain management and that the two
terms are not synonymous. Now that this difference has been recognized by the premier
logistics professional organization, the challenge is to determine how to successfully
implement supply chain management. This paper concentrates on operationalizing the
supply chain management framework suggested before. Case studies conducted at several
companies and involving multiple members of supply chains are used to illustrate
the concepts described.