Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The use of the Internet in supply chain management
2001 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis is to gain an understanding of how the Internet can be used as a tool in Supply Chain Management. Our research explores, somewhat describes and starts to explain how the Internet influences the design of supply chains, how the Internet affects the objectives with Supply Chain Management and how Internet enabled supply chains may solve problems associated with traditional Supply Chain Management. We have conducted a qualitative multiple-case study mainly based on interviews with two technology providing companies. Our findings showed that the Internet changes the structure of the information flow to non- linear, may change the product flow depending on situational factors, and drives towards a pull based philosophy. Visibility, information sharing and collaboration are still objectives with Supply Chain Management, but these are now more easily obtainable via the Internet. Moreover, the Internet may also ease the bullwhip effect. Our most important finding is that implementing the technology is not enough: managerial urge is needed in order to optimize the benefits of using the Internet in supply chains.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law, Supply chain management, Internet, e-SCM
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-45071ISRN: LTU-SHU-EX--01/105--SELocal ID: 2ce6754a-babe-4044-80b8-a046a64382cdOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-45071DiVA: diva2:1018351
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
International Business and Economic, bachelor's level
Examiners
Note
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Total: 13 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf