Business Intelligence, Analytics, And Supply Chain Management

2663 Words Jun 25th, 2015 11 Pages
Abstract:
The amount of data available to suppliers has increased over the last several years. Business intelligence is a becoming a larger influence on the profitability of organizations and is affecting their supply chain management. Until recently, there has been little clarity into the relationship between business intelligence, analytics and supply chain management, but with the shift in information technology, organizations can now collect and organize information more clearly.
Technologies like the cloud and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) have increased efficiencies in the supply chain and allowed companies to find cost saving opportunities through analytics. The cloud enabled companies and suppliers to share data on one network and develop a standard used by all participants. This uniformity has increased the accuracy and timeliness of the analytics. Performance measurements have also helped increase the efficiencies of the supply chain by using balanced scorecards (BSC) to determine strengths and weaknesses of a company’s own internal processes and its supply chain.
Although some research has been done on internal performance measurements, more needs to be completed to thoroughly see how companies use performance measurements to assess their supply chains.

Introduction:
The amount of data available to suppliers has dramatically increased over the last several years. Business intelligence is a becoming a larger influence on the profitability of…
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