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The Supply Chain is big business
What is a supply chain?
Supply Chain Management
The Supply Chain
Supply chains flow information, products and funds
Industry trends, issues, acronyms, and buzzwords
Some definitions
Why companies are interested in the Supply Chain
Power is shifting in most verticals
Too much inventory and waste
Inefficient Supply Chain means higher prices
A common phenomena in Supply Chain
Organizations are functionally aligned
Process orientation addresses supply chain dysfunction
Functional fortresses misalign goals
Four types of inventory have distinct purposes, drivers and metrics
All four types have to be managed across a supply chain network
Variability and service expectations drive need for inventory
Current systems support
with opportunity
The Challenges Are Numerous
More than just an enterprise
The supply chain is one process driving many enterprises
React to demand rather than anticipate it
Buyers and sellers are collaborating
The Supply Chain is constantly morphing
Everyone is doing Supply Chain
SCM still has a lot of upside potential
Key technologies: message and activity brokers
ERP vendors want to be big players
SCP is flirting with the x-action stream
Better integration is needed
The Next Generation
New Directions
Integrated supply and demand planning in SOP
Other trends
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Published by: Mark Verbeck on Oct 19, 2011
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