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Supply Chain and Logistics Management Made Easy: Methods and Applications for Planning, Operations, Integration, Control and Improvement, and Network Design by Paul Myerson

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14. Supply Chain Technology

There really isn’t any aspect of supply chain and logistics that isn’t touched by technology in today’s world. Thanks to both advances in software and hardware technologies and the Internet, companies of all sizes can automate and integrate internal processes and connect with customers and suppliers with ease.

Up to this point, we have briefly discussed technology applications in various aspects of supply chain and logistics management, including forecasting, inventory planning, production scheduling, and beyond. In this chapter, we go into a bit more depth in terms of understanding both the information flows and the systems used to make decisions at all levels of an organization, from longer-term decisions such as ...

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