Globalization, the Internet, and demand-driven supply networks are driving technology change. When it comes to supply chain management, globalization has created a need for supply network integration and real time data with event visibility.
interdependent supply networks
supply network integration through interdependent supply networks (ISN) (see Supply Chain Management Is Evolving toward Interdependent Supply Networks ), and real time data and event visibility through SCEM software, which includes monitor, notify, simulate, control, and measurement analytics capabilities. Furthermore, at the core of any global supply chain framework is service-oriented architecture (SOA), whose components include Web services, portals, applications servers, security and analytics