Achieving agility of supply chain management through information technology applications
Wu, Yi and Angelis, Jannis (2007) Achieving agility of supply chain management through information technology applications. In: International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, Univ Linkoping, Linkoping, SWEDEN, SEP 17-19, 2007. Published in: Advances in Production Management Systems, 246 pp. 245-253.Full text not available from this repository.
Agility in supply chains is critical for competitive advantages as it helps to explore and exploit opportunities in fast changing markets. Finns are increasingly dependent on information technology (IT) for supply chain management as a competitive tool to facilitate such agility. However, little research has been done on the role of IT on supply chain agility. The paper aims to address this gap by further investigating how IT applications affect supply chain agility. We propose that IT infrastructure integration, consisting of data consistency and cross-functional application integration is critical to achieve agility as various integration processes in agile supply chains can be hampered by fragmented IT infrastructures which enable information flow and coordination activities across function units and network partners. We further illustrate IT infrastructure integration impacts on agility in various operational dimensions, such as speed, flexibility across the supply chain.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software|
|Series Name:||INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR INFORMATION PROCESSING|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Advances in Production Management Systems|
|Editor:||Olhager, J and Persson, F|
|Number of Pages:||9|
|Page Range:||pp. 245-253|
|Title of Event:||International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems|
|Location of Event:||Univ Linkoping, Linkoping, SWEDEN|
|Date(s) of Event:||SEP 17-19, 2007|
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