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A framework for business process integration to achieve fulfillment excellence

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dc.contributor.advisor Lawrence Lapide. en_US Buelvas, Marcos, 1976- en_US Lontoh, Sonita, 1975- en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division. en_US 2005-11-03T16:48:22Z 2005-11-03T16:48:22Z 2004 en_US
dc.description Thesis (M. Eng. in Logistics)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division, 2004. en_US
dc.description "June 2004." en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 71-72). en_US
dc.description.abstract Process integration has become more and more important in today's world where companies' supply chains have become more complex. Companies around the world are beginning to realize the importance of integrating their supply chain business processes to achieve fulfillment excellence. Unfortunately, process integration is still somewhat a novel concept and relatively little research has been conducted in examining how companies can effectively implement successful process integration across their supply chains. To complicate matters further, many companies still confuse the concept of business process integration with that of mere data integration. The primary motivation for this research study is to provide a framework on how best to implement process integration to achieve fulfillment excellence. The methodology employed in this particular study comprises the use of two case studies with real-life companies, which provide real-world examples of how companies try to "integrate" their complex supply chain processes. A deep and thorough analysis is then conducted to identify the challenges presented by the firm's current practices from a business process integration perspective. Further analysis then provides an overall view of what is done right and what could have been improved. Last but not least, a generalized framework of best practices and a prescription of how best to implement successful process integration to achieve fulfillment excellence are presented. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility co-authored by Marcos Buelvas [and] Sonita Lontoh. en_US
dc.format.extent 72 leaves en_US
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dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Engineering Systems Division. en_US
dc.title A framework for business process integration to achieve fulfillment excellence en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Logistics en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 57317110 en_US

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