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Research paper Purpose To provide empirical evidence of benefits from IT in supply chain management. Design / methodology / approach Data in this qualitative study was collected through multiple inquiries. SCM consultant interviews gave understanding of the current state of practice. A survey of 48 progressive companies was conducted to identify what IT(More)
The use of information technology (IT) is considered a prerequisite for the effective control of today’s complex supply chains. Despite the acknowledged importance of the use of IT in supply chain management (SCM), the number of empirical studies assessing the use of IT in the supply chain context is limited. Based on empirical data from 16 Finnish(More)
OF DOCTORAL DISSERTATION HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY P.O. BOX 1000, FI-02015 TKK http://www.tkk.fi Author: Timo Ala-Risku Name of the dissertation Installed Base Information — Ensuring Customer Value and Profitability after the Sale Date of the defense October 2, 2009 Faculty Faculty of Information and Natural Sciences Department Department of(More)
A major challenge facing contemporary industrial organization lies in effective supply chain integration. Toward this end, developments in e-business technologies and standards have made the creation of operational linkages—the linking of systems, procedures, and routines of buying and selling organizations—increasingly affordable. In this paper, we(More)
Whilst mid in an era of rapid development in information technology (IT), companies face increasing need to coordinate their logistics activities with their upand downstream counterparts, that is, in their supply chains. New technological solutions have provided companies with completely new ways for information sharing in support of coordination and on the(More)
It is commonly acknowledged that information technology (IT) is and increasingly will be an essential element of managing logistics operations in networks. However, there is less empirical evidence describing of the actual benefits of IT in supply chain management (SCM). This study, by means of a small survey and case-interviews, examines within selected(More)
In long-term complex buyer–supplier relationships, many exchanges are non-contractual, a factor that emphasizes the social dimension of the relationship. Previous studies have shown that attraction is a fundamental aspect of the social dimension and a main driver in non-contractual exchanges. Although attraction is a determinant of a relationship, many(More)
Manufacturing companies have reorganised their value chains and outsourced their non-core activities at an increasing rate during the last two decades. The importance of subcontractors has grown both from the economic and production point of view. The new manufacturing paradigm that emphases outsourcing, co-operation, networking and agility is much(More)