Essay about Air Force Supply Chain Management
University of Phoenix
MGT 554 GA04MBA09
Oct 09, 2005
Air Force Supply Chain Management
Existing Supply Chain
Supply chain management systems are designed to take care of the logistics end of the product distribution cyclei.e., making sure that the order from the retailer for 500 gizmos arrives at the retailer in time for the weekend sale. Getting the information from the supply chain system back to headquartersand into the production system, marketing database and accounting systems, just to name a fewis crucial to better decision-making and to providing a more accurate picture of the supply chain (Zimmerman, 2003, 1).
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Central to the solution is the creation of business rules that consider the entire supply chain. SCCOP's business rules are built in a process-centric environment considering the total supply chain. Using this viewpoint, business rules for the total supply chain supplant the sub-optimizing business rules of component functions and agencies, which only consider their specific portion of the supply chain. This is a unique feature not found in a typical system solution. In short, SCCOP acts as a process-centric supply chain integration engine.