Accession Number : ADA475362
Title : Strategic Supply
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Alexander, Kelly ; Cole, Heather ; Cural, Ahmet ; Daugherty, Darryl ; Howard, Russell ; Keane, Thomas ; Louie, K Y ; McNeely, Rosa ; Mordente, Patrick ; Petrillo, Robert
Report Date : Jan 2006
Pagination or Media Count : 31
Abstract : When studying Strategic Supply in the context of Supply Chain Management (SCM), it is quite apparent that Strategic Supply cannot be classified as a particular industry; but rather, as an enabler across all industries. Therefore, this industry study looked at Strategic Supply as an integrated process performed by industries to obtain comparative and competitive advantage in the global marketplace. The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) has defined SCM as,...encompassing the planning and management of all activities involved in sourcing and procurement, conversion, and all Logistics Management activities. Importantly, it also includes coordination and collaboration with channel partners, which can be suppliers, intermediaries, third-party service providers, and customers. In essence, Supply Chain Management integrates supply and demand management within and across companies (CSCMP, 2006). The site visits to industry revealed that the current condition of Supply Chain Management can be best described under one of three categories: (1) Information Technology Solutions, (2) Supply Chain Security, and (3) Strategic Alliances. These three aspects encapsulate the current innovations within the supply chain and paint the picture of future innovations to come. In addition, the supply chain has been greatly affected by globalization. Due to recent international competition brought about through globalization, more emphasis has been placed on improved supply chain operations to secure profit margins and improve efficiencies. Appendixes provide examples of current RFID applications grouped by type of tag used (i.e., inductive tags, backscatter tags, active tags); examples of RFID use by specific companies or agencies, and RFID benefits across the supply chain.
Descriptors : *INDUSTRIES , *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , *SECURITY , *INVENTORY CONTROL , *TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT , *MILITARY CRITICAL TECHNOLOGY , *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING , GLOBALIZATION , CONTAINERIZED SHIPPING , SMUGGLING , SUPPLIES , MILITARY APPLICATIONS , COMPETITION , TRACKING , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Military Forces and Organizations
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE