The impact of supply chain management on business intelligence


  • Audrey Langlois La Rochelle University, France
  • Benjamin Chauvel La Rochelle University, France



Business intelligence, information systems, real-time business intelligence, supply chain management


This conceptual paper investigates the impact of the supply chain on businessintelligence (BI) in private companies. The article focuses on these two subjects in order tobroadly understand the concept of business intelligence, supply chain and characteristicsimplement such as OLAP, data warehouse or data mining. It looks at the joint advantages ofthe business intelligence and supply chain concepts and revisits the traditional BI concept. Wefound that the supply chain includes many data samples collected from the first supplier to thelast customer, which have to be analysed by the company in order to be more efficient. Basedon these observations the authors argue for why it makes sense to see the BI function as anextension of supply chain management, but moreover they show how difficult it has become toseparate BI from other IT intensive processes in the organization.


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