The role of emergent information systems in enabling supply chain agility

Dealing with change, uncertainty, and complexity

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

This exploratory research examines the role of emergent information systems (IS) in enabling the agile supply chain. The research was performed through the field study method involving 20 organizations representing the OEMs, suppliers, and IT vendors within the aerospace, automotive, electronics, and fast moving consumer goods industries. Interviews were undertaken with managers from the IT and supply chain departments. The interviewees conceptualize supply chain agility with respect to the level of agility (internal or external) and the stream of agility (upstream or downstream). Agility is essentially regarded as the capability to rapidly match demand requirements and supply constraints by sensing and responding to change in the environment. The fieldwork illustrated how emergent IS, such as Supplier Portal, Vendor-Managed Inventory, EMarketplace, and Web-based EDI, as well as industry-wide standards and solutions, are currently used to increase the capability of sensing and responding to changes in the environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternet and Information Technology in Modern Organizations: Challenges and Answers - Proceedings of the 5th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2005
PublisherInternational Business Information Management Association, IBIMA
Volume1
ISBN (Print)0975339346, 9780975339343
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2005 - Cairo
Duration: 13 Dec 200515 Dec 2005

Other

Other5th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2005
CityCairo
Period13/12/0515/12/05

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Supply chains
Information systems
Automobile electronic equipment
Electronic data interchange
World Wide Web
Industry
Managers
Uncertainty
Agility
Supply chain
Suppliers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management

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Mohd. Zain, M. Z., & White, A. (2005). The role of emergent information systems in enabling supply chain agility: Dealing with change, uncertainty, and complexity. In Internet and Information Technology in Modern Organizations: Challenges and Answers - Proceedings of the 5th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2005 (Vol. 1). International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA.

The role of emergent information systems in enabling supply chain agility : Dealing with change, uncertainty, and complexity. / Mohd. Zain, Mohd. Zaher; White, Andrew.

Internet and Information Technology in Modern Organizations: Challenges and Answers - Proceedings of the 5th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2005. Vol. 1 International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA, 2005.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mohd. Zain, MZ & White, A 2005, The role of emergent information systems in enabling supply chain agility: Dealing with change, uncertainty, and complexity. in Internet and Information Technology in Modern Organizations: Challenges and Answers - Proceedings of the 5th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2005. vol. 1, International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA, 5th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2005, Cairo, 13/12/05.
Mohd. Zain MZ, White A. The role of emergent information systems in enabling supply chain agility: Dealing with change, uncertainty, and complexity. In Internet and Information Technology in Modern Organizations: Challenges and Answers - Proceedings of the 5th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2005. Vol. 1. International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA. 2005
Mohd. Zain, Mohd. Zaher ; White, Andrew. / The role of emergent information systems in enabling supply chain agility : Dealing with change, uncertainty, and complexity. Internet and Information Technology in Modern Organizations: Challenges and Answers - Proceedings of the 5th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2005. Vol. 1 International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA, 2005.
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