Enhanced supply chain management for e-business transactions

2004 International Journal of Production Economics  
This paper reports on the development of an open supply chain management system that is able to support the ebusiness activities of a contemporary enterprise. The system was first built to address the needs of a Greek textile industry and successfully integrated a workflow management module, a demand-side transactions module and a supply side transactions module with the company's legacy ERP system. The paper discusses technical issues concerning the development of the overall platform, which
more » ... able to efficiently support e-business transactions, independently of the underlying technology and communication protocols used from the related parties. Particular attention is paid to the presentation of the benefits arising from the improvement of supply chain management. The proposed approach aims at increasing the service level and establishing a cooperative environment among all parties involved, while reducing the transactions costs through the appropriate process automation and decreasing the company's inventory levels due to faster transactions. r
doi:10.1016/s0925-5273(03)00303-7 fatcat:b2accyuhfvf7pa4iv4y7rbuyie