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Information Technology in Supply Chain Management

Journal of Supply Chain Management Systems

Volume 3 Issue 3

Published: 2014
Author(s) Name: T. N. Varma, D. A. Khan | Author(s) Affiliation: Department of Computer Applications, National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, India.
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Abstract

The exponential growth of Information Technology (IT) with communication technology in Supply Chain Management (SCM) is playing critical role in optimizing decisions of the supply chain network flow for achieving organisational competitiveness, improving higher service level, lowering inventory, supply chain costs and reducing electronic risks (e-risks). To achieve integration and effective information sharing across and beyond the organisations, IT in SCM is also required. The organisations are moving towards the virtual supply chain with help of rapid changes in technology and IT applications viz, Electronic Data Exchange (EDI), Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Bar Code, Electronic Commerce, Decision Support System, Enterprises Resource Planning (ERP) package, etc. It is also easily applicable in curbing the e-risks. Understanding the role and application of IT in managing and curbing e-risks of Supply Chain is the basic theme of this paper.

Keywords: Information Technology, Supply Chain Management

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