SCM 355 Important Concepts Chapter 4

SCM 355 Important Concepts Chapter 4 - SCM 355 Important...

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SCM 355 Important Concepts Chapter 4 (Purchasing Integration for Competitive Advantage) Integration- What Is It? The process of incorporating or bringing together different groups, functions, or organizations, either formally or informally, physically or by information technology, to work jointly and often concurrently on a common business- related assignment or purpose. Groups/people will provide input in the form of information, knowledge/expertise, business advantages and various perspectives on a problem or set of problems. Methods to achieve integration include: cross-functional or cross-organizational committees/team, information systems (videoconferencing and Web-mail), integration of performance measures that drive a common goal, process-focused organizations that are dedicated to certain processes, co-location of suppliers and customers in the same location, buyer-supplier councils that provide input and guidance to a steering committee. Internal Integration (Exhibit 4.1)
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