MIS2101 Section 702 – Amy Lavin – Spring 2014

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


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?

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