ISCM Meet 2002 (Integrated Supply Ch)
|Event Date/Time: Apr 20, 2002||End Date/Time: Apr 20, 2002|
|Registration Date: Apr 18, 2002|
|Early Registration Date: Apr 16, 2002|
Today's business climate is increasingly global, time-oriented, price-sensitive and Internet-driven.There is a constant need to integrate the different value portals in any organisation/industry. A supply chain is a network of facilities and distribution options that performs the functions of procurement of materials, transformation of these materials into intermediate and finished products, and the distribution of these finished products to customers. The faster parts, information and decisions flow through an organisation, the faster it can respond to customer needs and order thus creating value for customers and itself. Managing the chain of events in this process integratively with various partners in this chain is what is known as supply chain management.
Key parameters of success of a supply chain are speed and cost. Just in time system implemented either by paper Kanbans or by electronic Kanbans is an example of Integrated Supply Chain Management. ISCM is a concept stretched across the entire supply chain, with cost savings and efficiency as the major drivers and hence is the next great frontier for achieving cost savings and increased efficiencies. The benefits include reduced inventories, lower operating costs, product availability and customer satisfaction. An integrated approach to supply chain management also improves customer access to new products and technologies.
But for a clear corporate Supply Chain strategy, one needs to be aware of the market demands, customer service, transport considerations, and pricing constraints. Structuring the supply chain requires an understanding of these factors. It is easy to see that these factors are highly variable in nature and this variability needs to be considered during the supply chain analysis process. Moreover, the interplay of these complex considerations could have a significant bearing on the outcome of the supply chain analysis process. It is for these reasons that S.P.Jain Institute of Management & Research has taken the step to bring the academia and the industry players together through the event “ISCM Meet 2002”, to be held at the World Trade Centre, Mumbai. The platform would provide the academicians to display their research and theoretical models on SCM, which would be complemented by a practical knowledge sharing from a wide variety of industry experts. It will not only serve as an interaction between business leaders on the one hand and academicians on the other but will also add tremendous value to management students.