通过在BT plc供应链管理系统中实现OEM硬件系统，有效地实现了BT plc的供应链管理过程。根据上图所示，原始设备制造商对于建立BT plc的供应链管理系统起着至关重要的作用。BT plc负责从服务供应商处采购所需的库存材料。服务提供者依次从分销商处获得库存。分销商从硬件oem那里接收库存材料，oem是库存材料的原始制造商。
根据Tayur et al. (2012, p.78)的研究，供应链管理中的技术集成是当下的需要。现在有很多技术创新都迫切需要供应链管理的发展，比如基于云的系统、实时仪表盘的使用等等。在这个场景中，可以介绍英国电信plc公司基于云的供应链管理系统。根据Van Weele (2009, p.106)，这些基于云的系统为公司提供了利用这些公司中领域专家的优势。虽然，它似乎是非常有效的(确实是)，但在实际中，它得到利用的公司谁是更好的地位，但不是由公司的经济规模低。Fawcett等人(2014,112)曾指出，这要求公司只专注于产品的软件和硬件部分，而忽略了每天集中精力处理琐碎技术的问题。因此，可以说这对BT plc公司的业务产生了积极的影响。这使得公司的员工能够更容易地执行他们的任务，因为这提高了他们的效率。除此之外，这也有助于降低成本结构。
The supply chain management process of BT plc is implemented efficiently by implementing OEM hardware system in the supply chain management system of BT plc. According to the depicted figure above original equipment manufacturer takes a crucial role for establishing the supply chain management system of BT plc. BT plc manages to source the required inventory materials from the service providers. The service providers procure the inventory from the distributors in turn. The distributors receives the inventory materials from the hardware OEMS, who are the original manufacturer of the inventory materials.
According to Tayur et al. (2012, p.78) technological integration in the supply chain management is the need of the hour. There are several technological innovations that are now in full thirst for the development of the supply chain management like cloud-based systems, use of real-time dashboard and many more. In this scenario, the BT plc Company’s cloud based supply chain management system can be presented. According to Van Weele (2009, p.106), these cloud based systems provides the advantage to the companies of leveraging domain experts who are present in those companies. Although, it seems to be very effective (indeed it is) for the companies, but in actual it gets availed by the companies who are in better position but not by the companies whose economies scale are low. Fawcett et al. (2014, 112) has stated that this entails the companies to concentrate solely upon the software and hardware part of the products, leaving aside the problem of maintaining daily to daily concentration over trifling techniques. Therefore, it can be said that this is impacting the BT plc Company’s business in a positive way. This enables the company’s staffs to perform their tasks more easily as this increase their efficiencies. In addition to it, this also helps in reducing the cost structure.