Presentation on theme: "So you’re looking at a.pdf: Using the Model of a Supply Chain to Understand Electronic Resources Juleah Swanson Electronic Resources & Access Librarian."— Presentation transcript:
So you’re looking at a.pdf: Using the Model of a Supply Chain to Understand Electronic Resources Juleah Swanson Electronic Resources & Access Librarian Mary P Key Diversity Resident The Ohio State University Swanson.firstname.lastname@example.org Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians 2012 Conference Evansville, IN 3 May 2012
Objectives Develop a foundational understanding of a supply chain and the players/entities involved. Address the role the internet has played in reshaping supply chains. To demystify the “magic” of how electronic resources get from author to user. This presentation itself is intended to be an instruction tool for librarians, staff and those new to electronic resources.
OUTLINE What is a supply chain? Who are the players? Traditional model E-commerce model How does this translate to e-resources in Libraries?
What is a supply chain? Definitions: 1.Processes from the initial raw materials to the ultimate consumption of the finished product linking across supplier-user companies. 2.The functions within and outside a company that enable the value chain to make products and provide services to the customer (APICS Dictionary, 8 th Edition 1995) A distributed network of entities interacting to deliver products or services to the end customer, linking flows from raw materials supplier to final delivery. (Ellram, 1991; Lee & Ng 1997)
Generic Supply Chain Raw MaterialManufacturerDistributorRetailCustomer
Who are the players: Customers Customer: One who acquires ownership by long use or possession
Aligning supply chain examples Ore Mine Smelting & Manufacturing Parts Distributor Auto StoreCustomer AuthorPublisherAgentLibraryPatron Example of the supply chain for a car part Example of the supply chain for a print journal Raw MaterialManufacturerDistributorRetailCustomer Generic supply chain
Answers Yes! Ideas, manuscript, information, research Publisher.pdf