TITLE

Supply Chain Collaboration

AUTHOR(S)
Mounkes, Paul
PUB. DATE
July 2004
SOURCE
Circuits Assembly;Jul2004, Vol. 15 Issue 7, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Over the past several years, U.S. manufacturers have been developing strategies and techniques for supply chain collaboration in an effort to remain competitive in the face of increasing global competition. Supply chain collaboration is a sound, financially advantageous strategy/investment, but the process of achieving and maintaining a successful collaborative environment is not easy. Trading partners have different definitions of collaboration and expect to achieve different goals as a result of their collaborative efforts and expenditures. Multiple generations of materials resource planning systems have gone a long way toward refining the supply chain planning process. Manufacturers must secure, and emulate, the cooperation and dedication of relevant supply chain partners to adapt in the most cost-effective way. True collaboration goes far beyond sharing forecasts and automating the purchase order process. The more supply chain members a single collaborative system can include, the more valuable that system becomes. For at least a decade, the information technology world has been trying to figure out a cost-effective way to get systems to talk directly to each other.
ACCESSION #
13674745

 

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