Chapter 6 Supply Chain Technology—Managing Information Flows. Learning Objectives After reading this chapter, you should be able to do the following: Appreciate the overall importance of information to supply chain management. Understand the role of information technology in the supply chain.
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After reading this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
Information Technology and Supply Chains
The Need for Information
Figure 6-2 Six Drivers of Supply Chain Excellence
Secure the commitment of senior management.
Remember that it is not just an information technology project.
Align the project with business goals.
Understand the software capabilities.
Select partners carefully.
Follow a proven implementation methodology.
Take a step-by-step approach for incremental value gains.
Be prepared to change business processes.
Keep end users informed and involved.
Measure success with key performance indicators (KPIs).
Figure 6-4 Master Model of Supply Chain Excellence
Data Collection and Synchronization
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Figure 6-6 ERP Integration of Supply Chain Technology Capabilities
Source SAP AG
Source: Manhattan Associates, Inc.
Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)
Adaptive Supply Chain Networks