Essay about Air Force Supply Chain Management

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Air Force Supply Chain Management
Michelle Wilson
University of Phoenix
Operations Management
MGT 554 GA04MBA09
John Salvagno
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 cycle—i.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 headquarters—and into the production system, marketing database and accounting systems, just to name a few—is crucial to better decision-making and to providing a more accurate picture of the supply chain (Zimmerman, 2003, 1).
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This is accomplished through the retrieval, display, and integration of information captured from multiple data sources. SCCOP provides a common operational view of the total supply chain and provides details on all of the factors that affect weapon system availability. It provides high-level visibility of status information on all assets and requirements, in all conditions, at all locations from a weapon system perspective. In addition, users can drill down to view detailed information about the asset. SCCOP obtains each required data element from the identified authoritative source for this information. This visibility provides users across the supply chain with the information necessary to make quality decisions in a timely manner.
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.

SCCOP automates

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