Title: Web-based architecture and technologies of agile supply chain management system

Authors: Min Liu, Jun Wei Yan

Addresses: CIMS Research Center of Tongji University, 1239 Siping Road, 200092 Shanghai, PR China. ' CIMS Research Center of Tongji University, 1239 Siping Road, 200092 Shanghai, PR China

Abstract: In order to optimise the value flow in supply chain management, this paper discusses the components of inter-enterprise information system at first, and then proposes a web-based architecture of an agile supply chain management system, composed of enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, customer relation management and electronic payment. It also discusses some key implementing technologies such as Enterprise Management Modelling, CTI, PIP, Net Security Management Frame, Legacy System Encapsulation, Electronic Payment, VRML, XML and Supplier Evaluation. Based on the architecture and those key technologies, this paper explored an agile supply chain management system as exemplified by the JinCheng Group.

Keywords: agile supply chain; key technology; information systems; agility; value flow; supply chain management; agile SCM; enterprise resource planning; ERP; customer relationship management; CRM; electronic payment; China; supplier evaluation; web-based SCM; internet.

DOI: 10.1504/IJASM.2006.008857

International Journal of Agile Systems and Management, 2006 Vol.1 No.1, pp.29 - 45

Published online: 31 Jan 2006 *

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