Integrating the supply chain flows for Business Effectiveness

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Integrating the supply chain flows for Business Effectiveness

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dc.contributor.author Rahman, Zillur en_US
dc.contributor.author Qureshi, M. N. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-25T12:41:53Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-25T12:41:53Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Studies of Business and Economics, 2007, Vol. 13, No. 1, Pages 5-20. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10576/6867
dc.description.abstract Every transaction, toward physical exchange of goods involves flows of information, material, monq), lnanpower and capital equipment, wherein flows involving information, material qnd money are vital to maneaver. The exchange of goods necessitates plrysical flow, information flow and financial flow imbibing inbound logistics and outbound logistics to deliver right materiql, at right place in right time with right informafion. Ihe fircancial flow involves the transaction made either in soft or hard format calls for documents for purchase, sales, shipping, inventory, billing etc. The outcome of every transaction involves exchange of funds. The real hidden potential among the various flows has not been tapped for many decades as the various flows remained unsynchronized. An attempt made to optimize flow singly resulted in vain hence for reaping macimum benefits, the combinqtion of the three flows has to be integrated and optimized. This paper studies the conditions that have led the industry to acknowledge the relationship among these three flows, how their integration will improve fficiency all along the value chain, and the key challenges faced by the decision makers for achieving that integration. Finally, e cqse study of a hypothetical company Reliablecure, an India.n medical supplies cornpany, has been illustrated for its successful ability to get the highly perishable surgical wound adhesives from its' manufacturing facility in Austria to surgeons qcross the US, just by seamless integration across the value chain. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Qatar University en_US
dc.subject Business Effectiveness en_US
dc.title Integrating the supply chain flows for Business Effectiveness en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.pagination 5-20 en_US
dc.identifier.issue 1 en_US
dc.identifier.volume 13 en_US

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