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    B2C Mass Customization in the Classroom

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    The purpose of this article is to describe an internet-based mass customization assignment in Operations Management/Supply Chain Management classes where students utilize the Web site of a company that offers a customized product. Students evaluate the user interface, judge the value proposition of the product they demonstrate, and discuss issues of product design, process design and scheduling, inventory management, Supply Chain Management, marketing, and competitors. The students learn about mass customization from both the producer\u27s perspective and the consumer\u27s perspective. Through their own research and the class presentations students are able to develop a better understanding of the implementation requirements and challenges of mass customization. The assignment is highly interactive and has been successfully used in Operations Management and Supply Chain Management courses at under-graduate and graduate levels and at multiple universities. In addition, practitioners interested in implementing a mass customization process can use the assignment as a brainstorming or benchmarking exercise

    Introduction to Supply Chain and Operations Management – A Real World Perspective

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    This project was funded by KU Libraries’ Parent’s Campaign with support from the David Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright and the Open Educational Resources Working Group in the University of Kansas Libraries.This textbook looks at operations management and supply chain management from a real world perspective. The foundations of operations and supply chain are presented in a format that builds upon the theories found in most operations management texts but looks at the applications of the principles through the lens of experience and practice using examples from over 40 years as a practitioner, strategic planner and consultant. The goal of the textbook is to supplement lectures and discussions about operations and supply chain management while linking the topics to other disciplines within a business environment. The topics are grouped based on the Supply Chain Council’s Supply Chain Operations Reference Model core functions.University of Kansas Librarie

    Effects of Malfunctions in Supply Chain Management on Company Revenues

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    This paper presents issues related to the effects of malfunctions in supply chain management on company revenues and profits. Case problems are presented that show the remarkable effects of supply chain management on company operations. The necessary steps that should be followed to improve company operations through appropriate supply chain management are also presented.Â

    Assessing the Role of Community Forest Management: A Geographical Information System (GIS)-based approach

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    This paper examined e-logistic practices and health care supply chain management in the context of Ugandan public referral hospitals. The prime objective was to examine the relationship between e-logistics operations and performance of health care supply chain management. A quantitative research approach was utilized to gather data from public referral hospitals respondents using structured survey questionnaires.  For data analysis, descriptive statistics and Partial Least Squares-Structural Equation Modelling were utilised, aided by SmartPLS 3. Findings showed a positive significant relationship between e-logistics operations and performance of health care supply chain management in the context of Ugandan public referral hospitals. This study implies that the key e-logistics operations in relation to the performance of health care supply chain management, are central management of drugs, the correct order picking of drugs given to the right patients for quality control, and presence of an electronic system to update stock daily. Additionally, the findings designated that, e-logistics operations are related to the performance of health care supply chain management in terms of ICTs tracking systems and data transparency. The practical implication to the health sector- stakeholders, is to consider ICT-tracking systems and data transparency for e-logistics operations and performance of health care supply chain management

    E-logistic Practices and Health Care Supply Chain Management for Public Referral Hospitals in Uganda

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    This paper examined e-logistic practices and health care supply chain management in the context of Ugandan public referral hospitals. The prime objective was to examine the relationship between e-logistics operations and performance of health care supply chain management. A quantitative research approach was utilized to gather data from public referral hospitals respondents using structured survey questionnaires.  For data analysis, descriptive statistics and Partial Least Squares-Structural Equation Modelling were utilised, aided by SmartPLS 3. Findings showed a positive significant relationship between e-logistics operations and performance of health care supply chain management in the context of Ugandan public referral hospitals. This study implies that the key e-logistics operations in relation to the performance of health care supply chain management, are central management of drugs, the correct order picking of drugs given to the right patients for quality control, and presence of an electronic system to update stock daily. Additionally, the findings designated that, e-logistics operations are related to the performance of health care supply chain management in terms of ICTs tracking systems and data transparency. The practical implication to the health sector- stakeholders, is to consider ICT-tracking systems and data transparency for e-logistics operations and performance of health care supply chain management

    The impact of e-business technologies on supply chain operations: a macroeconomic perspective

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    New information technologies and e-business solutions have transformed supply chain operations from mass production to mass customization. This paper assesses the impact of these innovations on economic productivity, focusing on the macroeconomic benefits as supply chain operations have evolved from simple production and planning systems to today's real-time performance-management information systems using advanced e-business technologies. While many factors can influence macroeconomic variables, the impact of IT-enabled supply chains should not be overlooked. We find evidence that the impact of e-business technologies on supply chain operations have resulted in a reduced "bullwhip effect," lower inventory, reduced logistics costs, and streamlined procurement processes. These improvements, in turn, have likely helped to lower inflation, reduce economic volatility, strengthen productivity growth, and improve standards of living.Information technology ; Macroeconomics ; Productivity

    Supply Chain Operation Reference in the Indonesian Non-Formal Education: An Analysis of Supply Chain Management Performance

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    The focus of the current study is non-formal education and supply chain companies in Indonesia. The ultimate objective is to investigate that how non-formal education contribute towards supply chain management performance. Two major elements of non-formal education, namely; non-formal learning and non-formal training was considered. Additionally, supply chain companys recruitment from non-formal educational sector was also considered. Four hypotheses were proposed concerning the relationship between learning, training, supply chain companys recruitment, supply chain operations and supply chain management performance to approach the ultimate objective of the study. The cross-sectional research design was selected, and data were collected from the human resources (HR) employees of the supply chain companies in Indonesia. Three hundred (300) questionnaires were distributed through random sampling technique. After data collection, PLS (SEM) was used to test the hypothesis. It was found that, learning and training has significant positive relationship with supply chain companys recruitment which has positive effect on supply chain operations. Finally, the better supply chain operations have positive contribution to enhance the supply chain management performance. This study has major contribution in the body of literature, as this is the first study which examined the relationship of non-formal education and supply chain management performance. This study will provide better grounds for supply chain companies to recruit their required staff from non-formal educational sectors

    How to apply academic supply chain management: The case of an international university

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    Supply chain management concepts and models are not just confined to improving business operations in the manufacturing sector. They can also be developed and applied in the service industry by focusing on the service based supply chain. This paper will explore the application of academic supply chain management at an educational institution namely, RMIT University Vietnam. This paper will first identify the upstream and downstream activities at RMIT University Vietnam with reference to the ITESCM (Integrated Tertiary Educational Supply Chain Management) model developed by Habib and Jungthirapanich (2008). It will then do a thorough analysis of the internal and external environment. Finally, based on the analysis, this paper will apply the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model developed by the Supply-Chain Council to build a robust supply chain relationship for RMIT Vietnam
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