Integration of SCM and ERP for Competitive Advantage

KAMESWARA RAO PORANKI, Dr. Yusuf Perwej, Mrs Nikhat Akhtar


In order to survive and stay ahead in today’s competitive world companies are expanded to their limits in search for organizational skills and technologies. Out off those Supply chain Management and Enterprise Resource Planning are the two most primarily used terms.  The utmost important factors here are to improve the speed of production with least cost and with more efficiency in order to stay and survive in the competition in the present globalised economic scenario. There is a serious need for integration of information across the supply chains and proper planning of enterprises' resources. One hand the supply chains will enhance the efficiency of movement of various inputs and on the other hand the ERP will improve the overall efficiency of the resources to bring down the cost of production and operations. Once a firm is able to achieve the best quality output with least cost, it could attract more consumers towards its production. This research paper troughs light on how the integration of  SCM(Supply Chain Management) and ERP(Enterprise Resource Planning) would be beneficial to the company to achieve greater Competitive Advantage with the Case Examples of Cadbury and Nokia.


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