Supply chain integration over time: Comparing technology adoption, integration and trading partner collaboration over a ten year period

Damien Power, Richard Gruner

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Abstract

Integration of processes, systems, methods, resources and technologies between trading partners is generally acknowledged to provide opportunities for firms to streamline and improve supply chain operations. Such integration, however, can be difficult to implement and maintain over time. This study uses longitudinal data collected ten years apart and examines use and adoption of supply chain enabling technology and extent of collaboration with trading partners. The results indicate that for technology integration a high degree of churn is observed, while internet usage over time progresses in a more staged manner. For collaboration, on the other hand it is apparent that the majority of firms have shifted their collaborative focus over time. As such a situational rather than stage based model for collaboration emerges.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event19th International EurOMA and 4th Production and Operations Management World Conference - University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 1 Jul 20125 Jul 2012
http://euroma2012.euroma-online.org/cms/images/media/110615%20-%20POM%20flyer%202-6%20LR4.pdf

Conference

Conference19th International EurOMA and 4th Production and Operations Management World Conference
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period1/07/125/07/12
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