Information technologies for value network integration

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Abstract

Companies have increasingly focused on their own core business and created partnerships with other companies to increase their competitiveness. Linear supply chains of companies create the enterprise networks. The enterprise networks could produce wider product and service entities, and the entire network could be comprehended as a value adding value network for the product or service. VTT Industrial Systems has researched enterprise networks but there is also a need to research supportive applications for business and communications between the applications. The objective of this study is to define which kind of applications are suitable for managing networked enterprises and supply chains, and how application integration can be achieved. Information sharing for the company's use and with the business partners improves the transparency of a dynamic business environment. The objective is to create a hypothetical model for value network integration in practice by combining the research results of this study. The research is focused on electronic contract manufacturing industry but the technologies and models are applicable also to other industries. The supply chain and network management and management tools are studied in the literature survey and by using www-material from the Internet. The supply chain and network management and tools are studied also by interviewing software vendors. Information about supply chain management in practice is studied in a joint project by VTT and the customer company, by interviews and discussions with the parties involved. The conclusion of the study is a hypothetical model for value network integration in practice. By use of information technologies, it is possible to improve business and communication between enterprises. From the point of view of the enterprises, it is worthwhile to invest in enterprise networks and to improve the communications between the business partners.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages101
ISBN (Electronic)951-38-6057-4
ISBN (Print)951-38-6056-6
Publication statusPublished - 2002
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Publication series

NameVTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes
PublisherVTT
No.2149
ISSN (Print)1235-0605
ISSN (Electronic)1455-0865

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Value network
Supply chain management
Communication
Supply chain
Supply network
Network management
Management tools
Information sharing
Industry
Transparency
Competitiveness
Literature survey
Business environment
Vendors
Manufacturing industries
Contract manufacturing
Interviewing
World Wide Web
Software

Keywords

  • enterprise networks
  • integration
  • supply chain management
  • value network

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Hemilä, J. (2002). Information technologies for value network integration. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes, No. 2149
Hemilä, Jukka. / Information technologies for value network integration. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2002. 101 p. (VTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes; No. 2149).
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Hemilä, J 2002, Information technologies for value network integration. VTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes, no. 2149, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo.

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