Mark S. Fox, John F. Chionglo, Mihai Barbuceanu
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto
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Area: Manufacturing and Production Systems
Abstract: This paper describes the goals and architecture of the Integrated Supply Chain Management System (ISCM) being developed at the University of Toronto. ISCM provides an approach to the realtime performance of supply chain functions.
This paper describes the architecture of the Integrated Supply Chain Management System (ISCM) under development in the Enterprise Integration Laboratory at the University of Toronto.
In response to competetive pressures, managers are focusing on the reengineering of operations.
Processes are being streamlined and automated, and work teams are reorganized and redeployed for higher productivity. Together with these changes, companies are looking for ways to better plan and control their operations. They are shifting away from a company with rigid and preplanned activities to one that is able to react quickly and appropriately to changes.
The supply chain is a set of activities which span enterprise functions from the ordering and receipt of raw materials through the manufacturing of products through the distribution and delivery to the customer. In order to operate efficiently, these functions must operate in an integrated manner. Providing rapid and quality responses to supply chain events requires the coordination of multiple functions across the enterprise.
Supply chain management functions operate on three levels: strategic level, tactical level, and operational level.
The Integrated Supply Chain Management System
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FIGURE 1. The Supply Chain Management Functions
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