alexa Using Cloud Computing to Integrate Process in the Supply Chain. POMS 21st Annual Conference , Vancouver, Canada.
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Business & Management

Journal of Accounting & Marketing

Author(s): Pires S Junior J

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In the modern world companies are investigating ways to optimize both cost and operational efficiency of each phase of their supply chain, such as planning and forecasting, sourcing and procurement, logistics and service and spare parts management. Cloud computing emerges as a usef ul technology that contributes to this optimization by providing infrastructure, platform and software solutions for the whole supply chain via internet. The utilization of cloud-based services in supply chain management leads to both financial and operational benefits. Lower cost in contrast to on-premises infrastructure cost, supply chain visibility, platform scalability and flexibility through supply chain partners’ collaboration are some notable examples. Nonetheless, there are aspects that should be taken into account when using cloud-based applications such as data privacy, process customization and trust among collaborators. In this paper, the use of cloud computing is presented in supply chain management and more specifically in t he case of third-party logistics service providers. At a first level, the paper demonstrates what cloud technology is, how it can be used in supply chain management as well as its benefits compared with other systems. Furthermore, the paper outlines the implementation of cloud computing in the case of third-party logistics companies , especially from the perspectives of cost effectiveness and real-time visibility of shipment and inventory between companies and their customers

This article was published in Methodist University of Piracia a and referenced in Journal of Accounting & Marketing

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