CRITICAL OVERVIEW OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT VIRTUALISATION

1 DALEWSKA Izabela
Institution:
1 Kozminski University, Warsaw, Poland, idalewska@kozminski.edu.pl
Conference:
CLC 2018 - Carpathian Logistics Congress, Wellness Hotel Step, Prague, Czech Republic, EU, December 3 - 5, 2018
Proceedings:
Proceedings CLC 2018 - Carpathian Logistics Congress
Pages:
402-409
ISBN:
978-80-87294-88-8
ISSN:
2694-9318
Published:
18th April 2019
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science.
Metrics:
432 views / 208 downloads
Abstract

Qualities, which are expected from an organization are greater flexibility in responding to customers' immediate needs. Awareness of the necessity to use integrated information systems is already widespread and its virtualization is considered as a new trend.There are two main driving forces pushing companies to invest in IT systems, which are seeking to gain a technological advantage on SCM and promoting the development of IT technology in the chain. These include changes in business environment and technological progress. Changes in a business environment require an increase of space needed for data and information management in SCM, which entails investing in IT systems in order to improve an organization. The evolution of technology provides tools and systems to facilitate the demand for processing and transmission of information, as well as provides enterprises with innovative technologies such as Cloud Computing.In the paper, the author presents the topic of virtual solutions in the area of Supply Chain Management. The first part is devoted to theoretical background of Cloud Computing and Supply Chain Management. In the second part, the author focuses on a critical environmental analysis in order to formulate guidance, which may be helpful for any manager considering an implementation of cloud-based solutions into their supply chains. In conclusion, readers can find a summary of authors findings as well as a discussion on importance of modernization of information systems in management of a company.

Keywords: Cloud computing, supply chain management, process management

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