MIS2101 Section 702 – Amy Lavin – Spring 2014

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

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

Published April 2, 2014

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.

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

  • 1. Any company in any industry can benefit from mastering its supply chain and continuing to progress in that process. Having a poor supply chain process can slow down the process or lead to errors which will result in lost revenue for the company.

    2. The new system is to create data in just one standard format, and send that to the Cloud-based network, called Auto DX. Manufacturers can then either work directly with that, or IBM can transform the message into a manufacturer’s own format. I think if this system implementation is successful, it will become the industry standard.

    3. If IBM can successfully implement this OEM, it will lead to a new industry standard. This will make other companies in the industry and even out of the industry more comfortable making the investment to new technology. This will cut costs across the industry and lead to companies being more organized and profitable.

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