MIS2101 Section 702 – Amy Lavin – Spring 2014

Supply Chain News: IBM, Indian Auto Groups Launch Ambitious Connectivity Hub to Integrate OEMs, Parts Suppliers.

http://www.scdigest.com/assets/on_target/14-04-02-1.php?cid=7954

While there are always individual company leaders which drive connectivity for their own benefits, rarely if ever has an entire sector really tried to address the issue, other than perhaps developing electronic communication standards, such as the VICS EDI standards in consumer goods to retail.
After reading this article
1.Do you think lack of connectivity and integration is a key limitation in the progress of the supply chain in any industry sector, from consumer goods to health care?
2.How do companies such as IBM improve their Supply Chain Management (SCM) system using the new system and do you think it will be industry standard?
3.How will developing new electronic communication standards benefit industries comparing to present system?

4 Responses to Supply Chain News: IBM, Indian Auto Groups Launch Ambitious Connectivity Hub to Integrate OEMs, Parts Suppliers.

  • 1.Do you think lack of connectivity and integration is a key limitation in the progress of the supply chain in any industry sector, from consumer goods to health care? I think that a website to handle the major load that is the uninsured is the major component not necessarily connectivity. The ability to handle masses amount of people on your site at once without crashing.
    2.How do companies such as IBM improve their Supply Chain Management (SCM) system using the new system and do you think it will be industry standard? They should improve their new system by providing a well done easy to use interface with a wealth of information to help them with all decisions.
    3.How will developing new electronic communication standards benefit industries comparing to present system? It will benefit them in the sense that new standards and new inter connectivity of multiple businesses potentially escalating everyone’s profits. I think it will also benefit because the faster they develop a good processor the faster they will see the bugs involved within the process.

  • I definitely think the connectivity and integration is a key limitation. If these two factors are smooth the whole supply chain process will be so much smoother. It is so important that companies figure out these glitchy issues. They just need to make the system easy to understand and use. This is integral in employees, customers and other companies using the system. Developing new electronic communication standards is an obvious must. With how fast technology is changing it is even more important for the systems to keep up with that as well.

  • 1.Do you think lack of connectivity and integration is a key limitation in the progress of the supply chain in any industry sector, from consumer goods to health care?
    —– Absolutely! Connectivity and integration are the basis for all things SCM. If links in the chain do not interlock because of lack of connectivity or integration the entire process will be affected.

    3.How will developing new electronic communication standards benefit industries comparing to present system?
    —– By developing a new electronic means of communication that becomes the standard in the industry all aspects of the supply chain will be enhanced and made more efficient.

  • I also agree with the previous posts how connectivity and integration are key in a successful supply chain. Without the integration these supply chains would be obsolete in an ever changing society. By developing new electronic communication standards this will enable industries to all be universal in the sense that industries efficiency and their supply chain will all be developed similar. Which would result in an increase in productivity as well as ensuring efficient methods of supply chain management .

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