Streamlining information flow in steel product design and manufacturing industry network

P. Iskanius, Anna-Maija Alaruikka, T. Page

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the importance of process integration in the supply chains from the viewpoint of information flow. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is an important enabler of process integration. Many information systems have been developed for Supply Chain Management (SCM), and recently the use of software agent technology has received a great potential in supporting collaboration in SCM. In this paper, two different supply chains between the Finnish steel producer and its local suppliers are modelled in order to find out the critical issues in the move towards an integrated supply chain. Furthermore, the paper presents one development possibility to improve the efficiency of logistics processes by using agent technology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-260
JournalInternational Journal of Integrated Supply Management
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Supply chain
Process integration
Information flow
Agent technology
Steel
Manufacturing industries
Product design
Information systems
Supply chain management
Information and communication technology
Logistics
And supply chain management
Enablers
Integrated supply chain
Software agents
Local suppliers

Keywords

  • Information technology
  • Logistics/distribution
  • Process integration
  • Supply chain management

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In: International Journal of Integrated Supply Management, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2007, p. 244-260.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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