Supply Chain Management And Operation Management

1374 Words Jul 5th, 2015 6 Pages
1) Definition of the scope
Supply chain management and operation management have become integral components as far as organizational competitiveness is concerned. This paper will begin by offering a literature review about supply chain management and operations management. Then, the paper will explore various issues within the Airbus company and analyze the identified issues by apply SCOM concept. The paper will also identify specific best/worst practices in the Aerospace industry before offering actionable short-term and long-term recommendations for the company.
2) Literature review
Many studies have explored the topic about supply chain management and operation management. In spite of some disparities in their findings, previous researches tend to converge at a single conclusion that proper supply chain management and operation management are crucial sources of competitive advantage. Supply chain can consist of a firm, its suppliers and customers. It can also consist of intertwined supply chains that make a network of chains (Yang et al. 1339). Supply chains traditionally emphasized on enhancing transactions and delivery of products to customers. Nonetheless, changes in the business environment have shifted the traditional focus of supply chains to satisfying market needs appropriately, rapidly and in a profitable manner (Kuei et al. 890).
Due to diverse trends in the business environment, researchers have reported that enterprises are encouraging appropriate…
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