Description Executive Summary With the quick spread of internet connectivity to even the remotest of the villages in the world, information technology is fast becoming part of many human activities. Since the main objective of every business venture is to minimise costs and maximise returns, any device or process that improves its efficiency is highly welcomed. The purpose of this research study will be to utilise a mixed methods approach using literature-based data and expert interviews to analyse how the adoption of e-SCM influence the management of organisations. The aim of this research study is to explore the concept of e-SCM and the implications of its adoption in business, in terms of sustainability and competitiveness, for companies that deal with fast moving consumer goods. There are limited research studies on the supply chain management that explores human talent management and the integration of information technology into the supply chain to enhance efficiency in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industries. The e-SCM concept involves the incorporation of information technology into the SCM to improve the relationships among partners in the supply chain. Landford (2004) revealed that the internet boosts the SCM by availing real-time data about the state and nature of goods and services at various stages in the supply chain. Some of the benefits and opportunities presented by the adoption of e-SCM include enhanced outsourcing, improved operations, improved customer equity, higher profit margins due to improved efficiency, the generation of high-quality products, reduced competitive pressure, increased significance of e-commerce, and boosts globalisation. The adoption of e-SCM has some challenges such as high cost of acquiring and operating it, skilled personnel, cyber security issues and vulnerability to imitation and replication by rivals hence reducing its ability to give a company a competitive leverage. Requirements: – Draft required every 10 working days from the point of contract granted until deadline. – Sources: At least 50 academic sources – Must be written in English from the United Kingdom Materials provided to the writer: – Dissertation proposal (The writer must follow the proposal in order to achieve the max grade in the full dissertation, the proposal was marked with First).
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