E-supply chain management: An evaluation of current web initiatives

Sean Lancaster, David C. Yen*, Cheng-Yuan Ku

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Purpose - To provide an overview of E-supply chain management (E-SCM) initiatives, focusing on the evolution and technological drivers of moving to the web. This paper also provides a framework and analysis of current efforts in the automotive, financial services, retail, technology, and transportation sectors. Design/methodology/approach - The paper uses a qualitative experimental design, case-study approach. Companies are compared across a variety of factors affecting E-SCM. Findings - There is little evidence to support that the size of a firm's revenues correlate to the effectiveness of their E-SCM efforts. Research limitations/implications - The research uses a limited number of companies. Additionally, the web sites were evaluated only to the extent which they were made publicly available. Practical implications - An overview and discussion of E-SCM is presented. This paper also analyzes selected companies' current web initiatives in the automotive, financial services, retail, technology, and transportation sectors. Originality/value - This paper uses an orig inal framework to analyze E-SCM initiatives. Its conclusions would be of interest to individuals with a practical and research interest in E-SCM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-184
Number of pages18
JournalInformation Management and Computer Security
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 17 Jul 2006

Keywords

  • Electronic commerce
  • Internet
  • Supply chain management

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