Business Intelligence and Supply Chain Management Dissertation or Thesis

Business Intelligence and Supply Chain Management
Presents original research to investigate if business intelligence systems (BIS) are an effective solution to logistics manipulation and supply chain management.
# 153521 | 11,790 words | 32 sources | APA | 2013 | RO
Published on Jun 09, 2013 in Business (Management) , Business (Applied Operations) , Research Designs (General)

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This paper utilizes both an extensive literature review and mixed-method original research to gain an understanding of the effectiveness of business intelligence systems (BIS) in logistics manipulation and supply chain management (SCMs) within the actual context of a globalised economy. Next, the author describes the qualitative and quantitative research methodology used in this research, including the questionnaire structure. The paper discusses the complete results of the research, including figures displaying the outcomes of each of the questions, which were asked of a number of managers and company owners.

Table of Contents:
A Growing Interest in Modern SCM Facilities
Business Intelligent Systems, A Step Forward in SCM Approaches
Aims and Objectives
Literature Review
Theoretical Framework and Evolution of SCM
Activities and Functions of SCM
Business Process Integration. Transition from SCM to BIS 1
The Evolution of BIS. Concepts and Definitions
Applications of Business Intelligent Systems
Research Methodology
Primary Research vs. Secondary Research
Research Philosophy
Research Approach
Mixed-Method Research Advantages
Questionnaire Structure
Ethical Considerations
Results and Findings

From the Paper:

"Supply Chain Management Systems (SCMs) have a variety of functions and uses; with their help, managers and various other individuals who work in supply chains are offered effective new ways to improve their performance. SCMs are generally employed to: a) allow suppliers and production planners to improve their plans and schedules and react more efficiently; b) empower executives by offering them the latest integrated metrics and KPIs (Key Performance Indicators), used for analysing the quality of vendor services, assessing production yields and inventory shortages; c) allow managers to analyse critical features of the supply chain, like for instance warehouse inventories, transport performances, material demand or outstanding balances; d) analyse a company's current stock status, as well as the value an location of stock, offering distribution details as well; d) monitor stock fluctuations that have an effect on customer demand; e) generate reports regarding the organisations' efficiency or various costs; f) assess product cycles, material usage, routing patterns or inventory age; g) determine trends and manage areas such as distribution or inventory towards the optimisation of the supply chain; h) forecast the evolution of the supply/demand balance; i) maintain the surveillance on the supply chain and offer automated alerts that allow managers and decision makers to tackle problems in their early stages."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bowhill, B. 2008. Business Planning and Control: Integrating Accounting, Strategy and People. Wiley, The Atrium, South-Chichester, UK.
  • Blecker, T., Kersten, W. and Herstatt, C., 2007. Key Factors for Successful Logistics. Erich Schmidt Verlag GmbH, Berlin.
  • Basu, R. and Wright, N., 2012. Total Supply Chain Management. Routledge.
  • Boyer, K. and Verma, R., 2009. Operations & Supply Chain Management for the 21st Century. Cengage Learning.
  • Bryman, A. and Bell, E., 2007. Business Research Methods. OUP Oxford

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