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|Title: ||The Current Situation of Supply Chain Management and Technology
Structure at Al-Hassan Industrial Estate in Jordan|
|Authors: ||Alodeh, Mahmoud|
|Issue Date: ||17-Mar-2011 |
|Abstract: ||Introduction: countries all over the world have competed to develop their economies
through different methods. One of the ways is enhancing Logistics and Supply Chain
Management (LSCM). The Jordanian government is one of the governments that found out that
if it needs to improve the Jordanian economy it has to improve the supply chain management
(SCM) in almost every aspect of life.
Problem: The current status of the use of information systems for LSCM at Al-Hassan
Industrial Estate (AIE), and the current enterprises’ policies for LSCM were not known.
Purpose: The study aimed to answer the following questions: What are the major challenges and
developments with the use of information systems for LSCM? What is the actual level of
satisfaction of current AIE enterprises’ policies regarding LSCM? Finally, what is the actual
need of enterprises at AIE for the effective use of information systems for LSCM?
Method: The questionnaire helped in gathering data from enterprises on issues related to
challenges, benefits, and development on the use of information systems for LSCM in AIE. The
researcher used all the 49 companies as the study population at Al-Hassan Industrial Estate in
Jordan. The SPSS program helped in the analysis of the collected data. The descriptive analysis
was used to represent the results.
Conclusions: This study provides a first overview of the Jordanian companies regarding
the LSCM. This study aimed to explore the state of logistics and supply chain management and
the use of information systems to support LSCM at AIE.
Current companies’ policies are focusing on suppliers more than customers. Also, the companies
have to spend more effort to develop their LSCM planning by using techniques such as
employee training. In addition, they are using the standard package systems more than
customized systems. Also, most of the companies benefit more than average by using LSCM
systems. Finally, the majority of these companies are not satisfied with the current policies.|
|In Collections:||Applied Engineering and Technology Management|
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