Supply Chain Integration

1165 WordsJun 24, 20185 Pages
In a world dominated by large businesses it is difficult for a small business owner to compete. One of the major obstacles any company faces is figuring out how to have an effective supply chain. With the Enterprise Integration Act of 2002, the government will support the integration of data between manufactures, assemblers and suppliers and provide supply chain standards. The main improvements standardization will bring in regards to supply chain management are reduce overhead costs, increase production and provide a higher level of quality management. The Enterprise Integration Act of 2002 proposes that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) be in charge of implementing an enterprise integration process with…show more content…
They are about actively managing different operations, expertise, and capabilities so as to open the enterprise up in multiple ways, allowing it to connect more intimately with partners, suppliers, and customers” (Globally) The concept of integrating technology benefits small and large business production by opening up new avenues and faster distribution of products. One of the obstacles small businesses have faced is being able to provide the same time lines for delivering parts as a larger more robust firms. Through standardization small businesses will have the same technology that will afford them the opportunity to compete. Increasing production is a valuable asset for any company, another benefit standardization would bring in managing the supply chain is quality oversight. Managing all aspects of an organization requires assessing every stage of operations. Standardization of data technology through the Enterprise Act of 2002 would enable a higher level of quality management. By utilizing a common exchange of data, problems can be identified quicker, shared and diffused throughout the industry and provide a resolution that benefits all areas in the supply chain. A standard data exchange simplifies communicating about what is needed, what is not and what the right formats and structure must be. One simplified process allows management to be the centralized pulse for all operations, and provides an
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