Supply chain management : France

Part of a comparative survey examining the commonly implemented supply chain management structures. Two examples of supply chain management structures are presented. The author looks at these examples from a French perspective. Some of the questions discussed are: Which kinds of supply chain management models would be advisable considering the corporate tax system in France? How is the appropriate remuneration method for certain common supply chain models to be determined? Would a contract manufacturer or sales office constitute a permanent establishment of the principal in France, or not?