Authors: Arnab Banerjee
Addresses: Hyderabad, India
Abstract: This paper proposes a framework to align business process re-engineering with information technology to achieve a lean and agile (leagile) supply chain. The highlight of the framework is its ability to provide a holistic look at the business processes and at the same time provide detailed steps to achieve leagility through proper adoption of technology enabled processes. The framework proposes suitable tools for automation and simplification of the business tasks and process. The research approach is further strengthened with a successful case application. The adoption of ERP and supply chain systems automates and re-engineers business processes enabling leagility. The case is able to substantiate how a technology enabled process re-engineering and automation can help adopt a leagile supply chain.
Keywords: leagile supply chains; information technology; business process re-engineering; BPR; leagility framework; lean supply chains; agile supply chains; supply chain management; SCM; ERP; enterprise resource planning.
International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 2015 Vol.14 No.1, pp.60 - 75
Received: 27 Dec 2012
Accepted: 05 Sep 2013
Published online: 30 Nov 2014 *