Chaotic supply chain networks, the result of unbundling the corporation, are defined by the success, or failure, of integrating information flow, physical distribution flow, and cash flow.

While the capability of interconnecting companies worldwide over the Internet is unparalleled, the strategy and design behind the formation of a networked supply chain must make good business sense to be viable. At the end of the day, organizations invited to join a particular supply chain as trading partners must add value.