Automated information systems are now widely used to manage the data that flows throughout a supply chain, from procuring a commodity, to manufacturing it, and, finally, to distributing it to a consumer. For example, modern retailers like Amazon can track a product from the point of manufacture to the customer’s door.
However, in the developing world, there are a variety of pressures and limitations that affect the adoption and implementation of a more efficient supply chain information solution. When governments do get supply chain management right, the impact on public services are tremendous.
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