The Effect Of Information Technology On Supply Chain Management

1574 Words Jun 11th, 2016 7 Pages
Alvin Wilson Professor Amy Berrier Eng101 11th June 2016

Argument Essay on Effectiveness of Information Technology in Supply Chain Management

“Is there a need for Supply Chain Technology to be implemented in all of the Supply Chain process?” In my opinion, it is imperative to utilize cutting edge supply chain technology from the start of the chain to the finish in order to be assured a competitive edge, profit maximization and corporate survival. Some people do not see the need for efficient I.T to be establish along the Supply Chain. They state it is a waste of money and resource to implement effective I.T infrastructure on every level of the chain. Some parties do not even see the need for supply chain technology in general whiles some do believe efficient Information Technology is inevitable and key to staying competitive.

The opposition stating that costly technological infrastructure being implemented in all levels of the supply chain is but a waste, surely do have points of concern and reasons why they believe in that, but many of these concerns comes down to cost savings and risk involved in relying on computers and technologies. There is however an iota of truth in the fact that it is a huge investment in the first place and also the concern of it being a risky business but these are all short term allegations and it doesn’t justify the reason not to use technology. The risk involved in relying solely on computers and technology is one of a major concern…

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