Integrating supply chain operations in the Internet era

Aristides Matopoulos, Vicky Manthou, Maro Vlachopoulou

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

The internet's potential impact on supply chain operations is often approached in the literature in a quite generic way due to the complex nature of supply chains and the different levels of operations' integration. Drawing on existing research, this paper proposes an overall framework of supply chain integration and then attempts to provide a categorisation of the internet's role in the supply chain activities, providing insights from various sectors. The purpose of this paper is to describe and present the alternative ways that the internet impacts on the integration of supply chain operations, by comparing four different sectors: the automotive, the computer, the food and the grocery sector. The paper concludes that in the food, grocery and computer sector, internet's impact on supply chain operations has been quite poor, particularly forward integration, while it has been significant, in the backward integration of the automotive sector.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-314
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Logistics Systems and Management
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Fingerprint

Supply chains
Internet
World Wide Web
Supply chain
Grocery
Food

Bibliographical note

Published in the International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management

Keywords

  • integration intensity
  • internet
  • supply chain operations
  • supply chain management
  • SCM
  • supply chain integration
  • automotive sector
  • computing sector
  • food sector
  • grocery sector

Cite this

@article{ad10eaa2f0cc45408b11c71b55a481e1,
title = "Integrating supply chain operations in the Internet era",
abstract = "The internet's potential impact on supply chain operations is often approached in the literature in a quite generic way due to the complex nature of supply chains and the different levels of operations' integration. Drawing on existing research, this paper proposes an overall framework of supply chain integration and then attempts to provide a categorisation of the internet's role in the supply chain activities, providing insights from various sectors. The purpose of this paper is to describe and present the alternative ways that the internet impacts on the integration of supply chain operations, by comparing four different sectors: the automotive, the computer, the food and the grocery sector. The paper concludes that in the food, grocery and computer sector, internet's impact on supply chain operations has been quite poor, particularly forward integration, while it has been significant, in the backward integration of the automotive sector.",
keywords = "integration intensity , internet , supply chain operations , supply chain management , SCM , supply chain integration , automotive sector , computing sector , food sector , grocery sector",
author = "Aristides Matopoulos and Vicky Manthou and Maro Vlachopoulou",
note = "Published in the International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management",
year = "2007",
doi = "10.1504/IJLSM.2007.012995",
language = "English",
volume = "3",
pages = "305--314",
journal = "International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management",
issn = "1742-7967",
publisher = "Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.",
number = "3",

}

Integrating supply chain operations in the Internet era. / Matopoulos, Aristides; Manthou, Vicky; Vlachopoulou, Maro.

In: International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2007, p. 305-314.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Integrating supply chain operations in the Internet era

AU - Matopoulos, Aristides

AU - Manthou, Vicky

AU - Vlachopoulou, Maro

N1 - Published in the International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management

PY - 2007

Y1 - 2007

N2 - The internet's potential impact on supply chain operations is often approached in the literature in a quite generic way due to the complex nature of supply chains and the different levels of operations' integration. Drawing on existing research, this paper proposes an overall framework of supply chain integration and then attempts to provide a categorisation of the internet's role in the supply chain activities, providing insights from various sectors. The purpose of this paper is to describe and present the alternative ways that the internet impacts on the integration of supply chain operations, by comparing four different sectors: the automotive, the computer, the food and the grocery sector. The paper concludes that in the food, grocery and computer sector, internet's impact on supply chain operations has been quite poor, particularly forward integration, while it has been significant, in the backward integration of the automotive sector.

AB - The internet's potential impact on supply chain operations is often approached in the literature in a quite generic way due to the complex nature of supply chains and the different levels of operations' integration. Drawing on existing research, this paper proposes an overall framework of supply chain integration and then attempts to provide a categorisation of the internet's role in the supply chain activities, providing insights from various sectors. The purpose of this paper is to describe and present the alternative ways that the internet impacts on the integration of supply chain operations, by comparing four different sectors: the automotive, the computer, the food and the grocery sector. The paper concludes that in the food, grocery and computer sector, internet's impact on supply chain operations has been quite poor, particularly forward integration, while it has been significant, in the backward integration of the automotive sector.

KW - integration intensity

KW - internet

KW - supply chain operations

KW - supply chain management

KW - SCM

KW - supply chain integration

KW - automotive sector

KW - computing sector

KW - food sector

KW - grocery sector

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=34447626661&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1504/IJLSM.2007.012995

DO - 10.1504/IJLSM.2007.012995

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:34447626661

VL - 3

SP - 305

EP - 314

JO - International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management

JF - International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management

SN - 1742-7967

IS - 3

ER -