Title: SCEDRA: an information system framework for e-SC operations

Authors: Soultana (Tania) Pavlou, Maro Vlachopoulou

Addresses: VIVARTIA S.A. Bakery & Confectionary Division, 12th Km National Road Athens-Lamia, Metamorphosis, Greece. ' Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia, 156 Egnatia, 54006, Thessaloniki, Greece

Abstract: As competition has shifted from the company to the Supply Chain (SC) level, gaining a competitive edge becomes an issue of efficient collaboration amongst SC partners. In the e-business era the level of competitiveness is determined by agility, the ability to react and adjust rapidly to market and industrial changes and to overcome burdens originating both from inside and outside the SC borders. An agile SC addresses direct and indirect sources of risk, which expand outside the SC boundaries. Sources of risk in the e-SC have various origins, which cannot always be predicted owing to their dynamic nature, such as turbulence in oil or currency prices, physical or man made disasters, production failures, product recalls and so on. This paper proposes a Supply Chain Event driven Architecture (SCEDRA) to address unexpected and detrimental events during e-SC operations.

Keywords: e-supply chain operations; information systems; Supply Chain Event-driven Architecture; SCEDRA; supply chain management; SCM; e-business; electronic business; supply chain collaboration; agile supply chains; supply chain risk; unexpected events.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2008.018042

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2008 Vol.3 No.4, pp.431 - 443

Published online: 28 Apr 2008 *

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