Wood Synergy Inc. had become a midsize player in the fine woods supplier industry. The firm purchased stock woods from a number of producers and processed them to meet specific customer specifications. Wood Synergy had recently launched a number of IT-based supply chain management initiatives and was interested in assessing the current progress. The senior management at Wood Synergy had long felt that efficiency improvements to the firm's supply chain could be made through increased information integration. This case introduces the student or student teams to the growing role of information technology in supply chain management.
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