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Contingent approach to Internet-based supply network integration
Author(s): Jessica Ho; Nick Boughton; Dennis Kehoe; Zenon Michaelides
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Paper Abstract

The Internet is playing an increasingly important role in enhancing the operations of supply networks as many organizations begin to recognize the benefits of Internet- enabled supply arrangements. However, the developments and applications to-date do not extend significantly beyond the dyadic model, whereas the real advantages are to be made with the external and network models to support a coordinated and collaborative based approach. The DOMAIN research group at the University of Liverpool is currently defining new Internet- enabled approaches to enable greater collaboration across supply chains. Different e-business models and tools are focusing on different applications. Using inappropriate e- business models, tools or techniques will bring negative results instead of benefits to all the tiers in the supply network. Thus there are a number of issues to be considered before addressing Internet based supply network integration, in particular an understanding of supply chain management, the emergent business models and evaluating the effects of deploying e-business to the supply network or a particular tier. It is important to utilize a contingent approach to selecting the right e-business model to meet the specific supply chain requirements. This paper addresses the issues and provides a case study on the indirect materials supply networks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4566, Internet-based Enterprise Integration and Management, (1 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.443130
Show Author Affiliations
Jessica Ho, Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom)
Nick Boughton, Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom)
Dennis Kehoe, Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom)
Zenon Michaelides, Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4566:
Internet-based Enterprise Integration and Management
Angappa Gunasekaran; Yahaya Y. Yusuf, Editor(s)

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