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Using SA for SAM Applications and Design: A Study of the Supply Chain Management Process

Using SA for SAM Applications and Design: A Study of the Supply Chain Management Process
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Author(s): Mahesh Sarma (Miami University, USA) and David C. Yen (Miami University, USA)
Copyright: 2010
Pages: 22
Source title: Strategic Information Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): M. Gordon Hunter (University of Lethbridge, Canada)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-677-8.ch020

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Abstract

In order to maintain a competitive position in today’s marketplace, companies must demand a greater level of enterprise ef?ciency. In today’s rapidly changing market, experts argue that it is no longer about becoming a powerhouse but simply about remaining competitive. That is why automating and linking the supply chain has become so imperative. Supply chain management systems link all of the company’s customers, suppliers, factories, warehouses, distributors, carriers, and trading partners. These systems integrate all the key business processes across the supply chain of a company. This chapter explains the objectives of sup-ply chain management and how SAP’s supply chain management system helps companies ful?ll these objectives.

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