Title

Information systems and how it effects supply chain

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

14-5-2014

Keywords

Supply Chain Optimization, intercommunication, operational flexibility

Abstract

Supply chain management information systems play a critical role in the ability of firms to communicate and analyze the movement of materials of value upstream and downstream of the supply chain. These information systems enable operational flexibility as well as increased productivity and responsiveness of supply chain, while minimizing risk and cost. This study creates a decision chart evaluating the weaknesses and strengths of implementing such a system. We will examine how information systems will improve supply chain operations, whether or not it will be effective for certain industries, and how to implement these systems for firms seeking to change their supply chain strategy. This research studies literature covering the theories and application of information systems, past cases of companies integrating information systems in their supply chain, and the examination of the success or failure of each decision made by the examined companies. We recommend integrating information systems into supply chains of industries that focus on moving product of higher value, and industries that make high volumes of movement where tracking is of high importance.

This presentation received a University Centers Best Poster Presentation Award, 2014.

Poster Number

6

Faculty Mentor(s)

Kun, Liao

Additional Mentoring Department

Finance and Supply Chain Management

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Information systems and how it effects supply chain

Supply chain management information systems play a critical role in the ability of firms to communicate and analyze the movement of materials of value upstream and downstream of the supply chain. These information systems enable operational flexibility as well as increased productivity and responsiveness of supply chain, while minimizing risk and cost. This study creates a decision chart evaluating the weaknesses and strengths of implementing such a system. We will examine how information systems will improve supply chain operations, whether or not it will be effective for certain industries, and how to implement these systems for firms seeking to change their supply chain strategy. This research studies literature covering the theories and application of information systems, past cases of companies integrating information systems in their supply chain, and the examination of the success or failure of each decision made by the examined companies. We recommend integrating information systems into supply chains of industries that focus on moving product of higher value, and industries that make high volumes of movement where tracking is of high importance.

This presentation received a University Centers Best Poster Presentation Award, 2014.