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The implication of it in supply chain communication systems in manufacturing companies

Abdul Hamid, Abu Bakar and Leong, Chin Hsiung and Ahmad Anuar, Melati (2008) The implication of it in supply chain communication systems in manufacturing companies. In: Application Issues in E-Business. Penerbit UTM, Johor, pp. 81-108. ISBN 978-983-52-0698-6

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Information technology provides various applications that enhance not only firms' relationships with consumers or partners but also their competitive advantages, through the improved internal capacity that results when IT is adopted and used effectively (Humphreys, Lai and Sculli; Porter 2001). According to the resource based view (REV), the latent potencies ofIT can be leveraged to realize the full strategic potential of more firm-specific resources such as organizational leadership, culture, and business processes, thus enabling the firm to gain a sustained competitive advantage (Clemons and Row, 1991; Henderson and Cockburn,l994). How effective IT as an internal resource is deployed would determine the achievement of a competitive advantage in the long run. In many industries, IT has become a facilitator for the whole supply chain process. Supply Chain Management (SCM) deals with the management of materials and information resources across a network oforganizations that are involved in the design and production process. It recognizes the inter-connections between materials and information resources within and across organizational boundaries and seeks systematic improvements in the way these resources are structured and controlled.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:business processes, communication systems
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions:Management and Human Resource Development (Formerly known)
ID Code:27828
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:16 Aug 2012 08:11
Last Modified:16 Aug 2012 08:11

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