Supply Chain Management System at Ducati - the Position of Information Systems in Enhancing Management of Operation in the Supply Chain at Ducati Motor Holding S.P.A.

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Supply Chain Management System at Ducati
The position of Information Systems in enhancing management of operation in the supply chain at Ducati Motor Holding S.p.a. Report’s length: 1995 words, 9 pages.

AUTHOR Andrea P.F. A.

Table of Contents Executive summary ............................................................................................................................3 1. Introduction.....................................................................................................................................4 1.1 Definition and aim ................................................................................................................................................. 4 1.2 Background .............................................................................................................................................................. 4

2. Research methodology ..................................................................................................................4 3. Ducati’s Supply Chain Management System...........................................................................5 3.1 Business Process Reengineering ....................................................................................................................... 5 3.2 Implementation ....................................................................................................................................................... 5 3.3 Stakeholders............................................................................................................................................................. 5 3.4 Business added value ............................................................................................................................................ 5 3.4.1 e-Procurement................................................................................................................................................. 6 3.4.2 Order processing............................................................................................................................................ 6 3.4.3 Inventory management and production scheduling............................................................................ 7 3.4.4 Logistics operations ...................................................................................................................................... 7 3.4.5 Relations with suppliers and distributors ............................................................................................... 7

4. Conclusions and recommendations............................................................................................8 References.............................................................................................................................................8

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Executive summary This explanatory research provides an analysis of position of Information Systems (IS) in enhancing management of operation in the supply chain at Ducati Motor Holding S.p.a. (Ducati). The report emphasizes the strategies adopted by Ducati’s management in the business process reengineering and in the implementation of the Oracle Internet-based solution. Furthermore, using a proper framework, the paper investigates on the advantages and potential problems of the system. The research methodology consisted in data collection among Ducati and Oracle, literature review through published academic journals, and IS books. The information retrieved using the stated methodology, allowed a critical evaluation of the case study. In conclusion the findings have demonstrated how a well-planned business reengineering with the implementation of Internet-based technology has led to achieve the goals such as a lean enterprise culture, demand-driven oriented, more competitive and profitable. Finally, recommendations are addressed on the demand-driven approach. E.g. the Bullwhip Effect on...
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