I'm newly registered on these forums, and I'm hoping that someone can help me out. I think this is a fairly basic question.
I'm doing a final year university module, and I'm speaking about how the supply chain for IT software has changed in the last few years (ie. companies like Microsoft now allow applications inc. windows to be downloaded direct from their website).
What I'm trying to figure out, though, is what is the traditional supply chain in the software industry?
I figure it's something like:
Programmer > Tester > CD manufacturer > Distributer > Retailer > Consumer
but I'm really just basing that on an assumption. If there is a diagram or something that someone has, then that would be massively useful.
I have obviously spent quite a bit of time googling this, but it is a tricky search due to the amount of 'supply chain management software' on the market!
Thank you for any advice,
EDIT:Moved to a more appropriate forum (I think)
Edited by garmanma, 05 April 2009 - 09:16 AM.