Title: A Web-based data extraction system for supply chain management using SAP R/3

Authors: Ruey-Shun Chen, Hsien-Chih Wang, Chieh-Min Wang

Addresses: Institute of Information Management, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China. Institute of Information Management, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China. Institute of Information Management, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China

Abstract: This article presents a prototype of logistics flows and information extraction system between customers and vendors by using World Wide Web (WWW), XML with SAP R/3 programming technology (ABAP/4 language). Three kinds of benefits are approved for most of the supply chain system: (1) To resolve the SAP SAPLPD performance issue existing in the multi-bytes character print with SAPWIN by developing an HTML layout set for the report printout. (2) To support business process improvement for customer services, logistics, planning and manufacturing through an XML data interface embedded in the software solutions. (3) To provide a reliable and scalable information technology infrastructure which could fulfil the requirements of data transparency and data consistency. The result of this article demonstrates an open architecture of data extraction method. It can be used in data transparency and data consistency for a supply chain. An enterprise within a multi database can improve the performance of information flows. It can solve data printing problem in many types of layout set to meet the demands of enterprise.

Keywords: extensible markup language (XML); supply chain management (SCM); enterprise resource planning (ERP); SAP R/3.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2003.000308

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2003 Vol.16 No.1, pp.33-38

Published online: 16 Jul 2003 *

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