Supply Chain Management Strategy. ERP. and RFID
There are strategic imperatives that successful organizations must embrace today: 1)
customer focus efficiency. 3)effectiveness, 4)integration and coordination of business
processes with supply chain partners, 5) responsiveness, and € environmental sustainability
Organizations must implement supply chain management strategy (SCMS) b support the
integration and coordination imperative.
You know quite abit about SCM by now. Youknow that competition today sat the
supply chain rather than organization level. For example, Wal Mart's supply chair competes
against Target's supply chain. You know that supply chain value chain that extends from
suppliers' suppliers final customers It includes suppliers, manufacturers wholesalers, and
retailers all working together satisfy customers. You also know that SCM the processo the
integration and coordination of the business processes and management improvement programs
throu ghout the supply chain for the purpose satisfying the ultimate customers ofth supply
chain Examples business processes are purchasing, manufacturing marketing and logistics
Examples of the management improvement programs are market orientation, JIT. TQM. SCM,
agile production, and green supply chain management practices.
Integration and coordination the business processes and extension of the improvement
programs requires the synchronous sharing of data and information among the supply chain
partners on real time basis. Information sharing among supply chain partners enabled
through enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. ERP systems work on data. Getting the
data into the ERP system problernatic Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology an
automatic identification technolo gy that being adapted to more casily feed data ERP
systems. RFID technology does not require line-ol -sight hurnan intervention capture data
Generally to compete successfully the supply chain level. organizations must adopta
SCMS install ERP system, and utilize RFID technology. With SCMS. ERP. and RFID in
place, an organization's supply chain performance should improve which turn. should lead to
improved organizational performance (financial and marketing). These relationships are
depicted in the SCMS/ERP/RFID Performance Model displayed below. The
SCMS ERP RFID_ SCP ORP sav dataset will allow you to assess the model see how SCMS.
ERP. and RFID combine toimpact supply chain perfi ormance (SCP and organizationa
performance (OP). The dataset was generated based on data collected from 142 manufacturing
managers working U.S manufacturing plants. These managers answered questions related to
their organization's level adoption FSCMS, ERP. and RFID and level ofSCP and ORP. So,
based on what these experts report, want you test the model and see ISCMS ERP and
RFID are important managing a the supply chain level.
Follow the instructions to complete the path analysis, answer the questions related to
direct and indirect effects, and draw conclusions related to the role of SCMS RFID. and ERP
within supply chain context.
1. Load the SCMS ERP RFID SCP ORP dataset contains the following variables
supply chain management strategy (SO (MS). enterprise resource planning (ERP). RFID
technology utilization (RFID), supply chain performan (SCP). and organizational
performance (ORP). Note the following definitions of the variables
SCMS strategy that ensures that organization fully integrates and coordinates the
business processes (purchasing, production, selling, logistics.. with supply chain
ERP i information system that supports the integration and coordination the
business processes by providing just-in-time information all supply chain partners
RFID stands Radio Frequency Identification andis technology that supports the
monitoring of all types inventories they pass through the supply chaint the
SCP measure organization ability satisfy its immediate customers and the
ultimate customers supply chain.
ORP measure fobth the marketing and financial performance of an organization
Complete the three regression analyses listed below. Remember that regression analysis
SPSS requires cormand sequence: [analyze, regression, linear, move the
dependent variable the dependent variable block move the independent variables
the independent variable block, OK).
SCMS. ERP RFID. SCP
SCMS. ERP RFID
To complete the path analysis, you Uneed to fill in the p² values and beta values with
significance notation ns) rectangles the figure. The model
summary tables contain the values. table contains the beta values
(standardized coet fficients) and significance that you will need complete
the path analysis Interpre the significance levels for the beta values using the
Fill theR² values and the beta values with signific ance notation(** *.ns).
SCMS. ERP. RFID Performance Model
4. Answer the following questions based on the path analysis results? A direct impact
requires a positive beta significant 05 o level. An indirect impact requires betas
significant each link in the path. When you answer, be sure to
include the betas with significance levels support your answer.
Direct Impacts o ORP
Does SCMS directly impac ORP?
Does ERP directly impact ORP?
Does RFID directly impact ORP?
d. Does SCP directly impact ORP?
Does SCMS directly impact SCP?
Does ERP directly impact SCP?
g. Does RFID directly impact SCP?
Does SCMS indirectly impact ORP through SCP (SCMS>SCP>ORP)
Does ERP indirectly impact ORE through SCP?
Poes RFID indirectly impact ORP through SCP?
Doss SCMS indirectly impact ORP through ERP?
Does REII indirectly impact ORP through ERP?
m. Does SCMS indirectly impact SCP ERP?
n. Does RFID indirectly impact SCP ERP?
Based the results of your analysis, how do SCMS. RFID. and ERP combine impact
SCP? I'm looking for full paragraph.
Based the results your analysis how SCMS. RFID. and ERP combine impact
ORP? I'm looking for full paragraph.
7. Now based on your answers to and 6 explain what managers should do to improve the
performance their organizations
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