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Study on Role of Information Systems in Supply Chain Management

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 226)

Abstract

The Institute for Supply Chain Management has defined supply management as “the identification, acquisition, access, positioning and management of resources an organization needs or potentially needs in the attainment of its strategic objectives.” The essence is a shift of focus away from business units such as warehouses or factories to a more holistic view of a supply chain. For a given company, this might include parts suppliers, manufacturers, transport, logistics and retailers. The purpose of this essay is to explore and evaluate the various approaches that can be taken to facilitate the management of supply chains.

Keywords

Supply chain Management Information IT  SCM 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Shanghai University, School of ManagementShanghaiChina

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