Information Technology Strategy in Supply Chain and Logistics

Course Code
TO 623
1.5 hours
  • Winter 20 (B)
  • Winter 21 (B)

Information Technology Strategy in Supply Chain and Logistics --- Digital technologies have permeated every aspect of modern business. The capacity to execute any business model rests heavily on the approach taken by firms in organizing their information architecture. This course will explore the role of information architecture on Supply Chain and Logistics functions. We will discuss the dominant technologies traditionally used in planning, forecasting, scheduling and managing supply chains. We will then explore the emerging new technologies such as SOA ( Service Oriented Architecture) that enable firms to innovate in their business models through dynamic engagement with their supply partners in evolving global supply networks. Class discussions and case studies will include technology and business process choices in new product development, design, MRP, ERP, distribution and logistics.

Taught By
Nigel Melville
  • Associate Professor of Technology and Operations
Nigel P. Melville is an associate professor of information systems at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and Design...