The impact of e-business on supply chain management - An empirical study of key developments
UNSPECIFIED. (2005) The impact of e-business on supply chain management - An empirical study of key developments. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OPERATIONS & PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT, 25 (1). pp. 55-73. ISSN 0144-3577Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/01443570510572240
Purpose - E-business systems and processes that use ubiquitous platforms such as web browser and internet have a profound impact on the management of inter-organisational processes. Consequently, a major implication of e-business is its impact on supply chain management. This paper focuses on the developments in e-business system adoption and deployment in support of supply chain management. Design/methodology/approach - The research conducted for this paper was empirical in nature, involving an interview study with a large sample of organisations and selected case study visits. Analysis of the impact of e-business on supply chain strategy also examines three representative areas of supply chain management - procurement, customer relationship management, and fulfilment process. Findings - E-business systems deployment was also seen to act as a significant catalyst for each of the three areas examined, although this paper presents only the findings from the exploratory study. Originality/value - From the research analysis it was possible to develop a normative, five-stage, model classifying the evolution of e-business systems deployment for supply chain management. Finally proposes the need for longitudinal research to surface the underlying dynamics of e-business adoption and deployment.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Journal or Publication Title:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OPERATIONS & PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT|
|Publisher:||EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LIMITED|
|Number of Pages:||19|
|Page Range:||pp. 55-73|
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