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Empirical Investigation of e-Supply Chain Management Experience in North American Electronic Manufacturing Services


Empirical Investigation of e-Supply Chain Management Experience in North American Electronic Manufacturing Services

Valverde, Raul, Saadé, Raafat G and Barrad, Sherif (2016) Empirical Investigation of e-Supply Chain Management Experience in North American Electronic Manufacturing Services. In: The development of e-commerce management for the book industry. igi global. (In Press)

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The paper examines the effect of E-Supply Chain Management Systems in the North American electronics manufacturing services industry. A causal and descriptive research study was conducted based on a survey applied to thirty six individuals in EMS firms in order to determine the impact of e-SCM on their key supply chain operations. Results of the research revealed that e-SCM had a positive effect in the EMS industry as these showed that the profits of the firm increased and internal communications were improved due to the implementation of e-SCM. The research also showed that e-SCMs have many technical issues such as problems with process automation and transmission of supply chain data, e-procurement effectiveness, integration with existing systems and the monitoring of inventory systems and purchasing process. Several recommendations are made to overcome these challenges including employee training and re-engineering of business processes for better system integration.

Divisions:Concordia University > John Molson School of Business > Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems
Item Type:Book Section
Authors:Valverde, Raul and Saadé, Raafat G and Barrad, Sherif
Date:1 February 2016
Keywords:E-Supply Chain, Electronic Manufacturing systems, ERPs, Supply Chain Management
ID Code:980653
Deposited By: Raul Valverde
Deposited On:28 Oct 2015 16:49
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:51


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