Effective supply chain management systems have been cited as key in giving businesses a competitive advantage in the market place.

The Supply Chain Association of Zimbabwe (SCAZ) recently held a meeting in Harare with business stakeholders to find strategies on how business can improve product quality through effective supply chain management systems.

SCAZ executive secretary Itai Gunde said companies can achieve competitive advantage by leveraging the management of their supply chains.

According to Mr Roy Eusein a supply chain management consultant, supply chain management incorporates techniques such as quality management systems to improve operations.

The meeting also looked at the role of supply chain management in the creation of a sustainable economy.