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Unformatted text preview: use minor fluctuations in demand for a product to be amplified as one moves further back in the supply chain. Minor fluctuations in retail sales for a product can create excess inventory for distributors, manufacturers, and suppliers. 8.14 Essentials of Business Information Systems Chapter 8 Achieving Operational Excellence and Customer Intimacy: Enterprise Applications Supply Chain Management Systems Supply Chain Management Applications • Supply chain planning systems • Model existing supply chain • Demand planning • Optimize sourcing, manufacturing plans • Establish inventory levels • Identifying transportation modes • Supply chain execution systems • Manage flow of products through distribution centers and warehouses 8.15 Essentials of Business Information Systems Chapter 8 Achieving Operational Excellence and Customer Intimacy: Enterprise Applications Supply Chain Management Systems Global Supply Chains and the Internet • Before Internet, supply chain coordination hampered by difficulties of using disparate internal supply chain systems • Enterprise systems supply some integration of internal supply chain processes but not designed to deal with external supply chain processes • Intranets and Extranets • • 8.16 Intranets: To improve coordination among internal supply chain processes Extranets: To coordinate supply chain processes shared with their business partners Essentials of Business Information Systems Chapter 8 Achieving Operational Excellence and Customer Intimacy: Enterprise Applications Supply Chain Management Systems Intranets and Extranets for Supply Chain Management Figure 8-4 Intranets integrate information from isolated business processes within the firm to help manage its internal supply chain. Access to these private intranets can also be extended to authorized suppliers, di...
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