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M412 Physical Distribution Management and Logistics Prof. Mark Frohlich mfrohlic@iupui.edu Office BS 4042
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Today’s Class Part 1: Supply Chain Technology – Managing Information Flows (Chapter 6) Next Monday 9/26 - No Class - Group Project st Oncourse Quiz Classes 1 – 9; Text Chapters 1 – 6 Opens 9/21/10 Wednesday at 3:00 P.M. Closes 9/28/10 Wednesday at 12:00 noon
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(Chapter 6) Supply Chain Technology – Managing Information Flows
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Exploding Role of Information Technology More and more computing power is becoming available for less and less money Computers are omnipresent, appearing everywhere we go and in everything we buy Hence… Computers play a huge role in modern order processing and distribution/logistics
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Information, along with materials and money, must readily flow across supply chains to enable planning, execution, and evaluation of key functions Information is the lifeline of business, driving effective decisions and actions. It is especially critical to supply chain managers because their direct line of sight to supply chain processes is very limited Each participant in the supply chain needs relevant information to make effective forecasts and operational decisions Information must be accessible, relevant, accurate, timely, and transferable Information Technology and Supply Chains
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Supply Chain Information Flows
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Degree of collaboration High Low Evolution of Supply Chain IT 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 Static Departmental Mainframe/Minicomputer based Limited integration No collaboration MRPII
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course BUS 412 taught by Professor Frohlic during the Spring '11 term at IUPUI.

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