ECOM402:E-Supply Chain Management

The supply chain profession entered the year leading the digitalization of ecosystems, delivering the
customer experience, managing trade uncertainty, and applying circular economy concepts.
Digital technologies have deeply changed the way societies exchange information and interact with
each other Technological novelties have altered how people communicate and share information.
Technology has driven enterprises to the next level by helping in many ways starting from
automating repetitive activities, eliminating errors, and last but not least to help in decision making.
The use of technology will surely bring down the challenges and issues, related to customer
expectations, managing their suppliers, maintaining the quality standards, and access to supply
chain data faced by Supply Chain leaders year-on-year.
The evolution of SCM is being driven by new information technologies, including Big Data, cloud
computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), radio frequency identification (RFID), 3-D printing, robotics,
global digital networks, artificial intelligence, and augmented reality. Global supply chain flows will
become increasingly digital and integrated, and end-to-end data will be driven in real-time,
exponentially increasing upstream information flows.” This new paradigm calls for a new
management culture. We call this management culture “Supply Chain Management 4.0.”
This novel technology will affect the logistics, supply chains, manufacturing, and transportation
industries. Therefore, the future of every industry will be open to innovation and technology. Every
industry is going through a rapid transformation that appeared with the fourth industrial revolution.
As a Project manager what measures are you going to take for your organization under below
mentioned critical questions:
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Below are the list of companies available which you need to select as a group activity and
attempt the critical questions mentioned below.
1. Almarai
2. Alibaba
3. Walmart
4. Dell Technologies
5. Pfizer
6. PepsiCo
7. Toyota Motors
8. DHL
9. Saudi Aramco
Critical Question(s)
Ques-1-Looking ahead to 2023 and beyond, what does the future hold for the supply chain? (3-
Ques-2-Discuss the role of present technology and its Impact on the Leanness of E-Procurement
Processes. (3- Marks)
Ques-3-Examine and Outline the major issues being faced by supply chain manager(s) and how it
affects the company they work for. (3- Marks)
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Ques-4- Information technology offers many valuable capabilities to the enterprise, especially in
E-Auction / Negotiation, Discuss. (3- Marks)
Ques-5- As an expert discuss, how supply chain experts should focus their attention this year to
improve the overall supply chain? (3- Marks)

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