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Strategic IS Usage to Support Supply Chain Activities: A BP-ISP Integration Perspective

Strategic IS Usage to Support Supply Chain Activities: A BP-ISP Integration Perspective
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Author(s): Che-Chan Liao (National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan) and Pu-Yuan Kuo (National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 3
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch142
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361

Abstract

Though there is a wide acceptance of the strategic importance of integrating operations with suppliers and customers in supply chains, many questions remain unanswered about how best to using information systems to support supply chain activities. Is it more important to link with suppliers, customers, or both? Similarly, we know little about the integration between business planning for supply chain activities and information system planning for using IS to support SCM and improved supply chain performance. This paper empirically addressed these questions, and found (1) a positive link between BP-ISP integration and IS usage in supply chain activities, and (2) High IS usage in supply chain activities improved supply chain performance. Findings from this study contribute to our theoretical understanding of implement change in contemporary supply chains, and have important implication for manufacturers interested in improving their supply chain’s performance using information systems.

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