Chapter 8 Baltzan

Chapter 8 Baltzan - Supply Chain Management Chapter 8...

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Supply Chain Management Chapter 8
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Supply Chain Fundamentals Section 8.1
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Basics of Supply Chain The supply chain for a firm has three main links: Materials flow from suppliers and their “upstream” suppliers at all levels Transformation of materials into semi-finished and finished products through the organization’s own production process Distribution of products to customers and their “downstream” customers at all levels
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Basics of Supply Chain Today organizations must embrace technologies that can effectively manage supply chains
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Information Technology’s Role in  the Supply Chain IT’s primary role is to create integrations or tight process and information linkages between functions within a firm
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Information Technology’s Role in  the Supply Chain Factors Driving SCM
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Visibility Supply chain visibility – the ability to view all areas up and down the supply chain Bullwhip effect – occurs when distorted product demand information passes from one entity to the next throughout the supply chain
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Consumer Behavior Companies can respond faster and more effectively to consumer demands through supply chain enhances Demand planning software – generates demand forecasts using statistical tools and forecasting techniques
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Competition Supply chain planning (SCP) software– uses advanced mathematical algorithms to improve the flow and efficiency of the supply chain Supply chain execution (SCE) software – automates the different steps and stages of the supply chain
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Competition SCP and SCE in the supply chain
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Speed
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Supply Chain Management Success  Factors
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Supply Chain Management Success  Factors SCM industry best practices include: Make the sale to suppliers
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This note was uploaded on 06/05/2008 for the course MIS 3305 taught by Professor Trower during the Spring '08 term at Baylor.

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