Title: The role of enterprise systems in supply chain networks: a taxonomy of supply chain strategies

Authors: Charles Moller

Addresses: Department of Accounting, Finance and Logistics, Aarhus School of Business, Fuglesangs Alle 4, Aarhus DK-8210, Denmark

Abstract: This paper proposes a taxonomy for supply chain integration strategies. The taxonomy is based on the contingencies of supply chain network coupling and the Extended Enterprise Systems (EES) architecture in the supply chain. The purpose of this model is to map the portfolio of relations in the supply chain and to choose the right supply chain strategy. The work is based on a comprehensive study of the Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) literature and the study suggests that there is an emerging new research potential for Enterprise Systems (ES) in the supply chain.

Keywords: extended enterprise systems; supply chain management; SCM; enterprise resource planning; ERP; taxonomy; supply networks; supply chain strategy; supply chain relationships; supply chain integration; small and medium enterprises; SMEs; collaboration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNVO.2006.009532

International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, 2006 Vol.3 No.2, pp.156 - 171

Published online: 19 Apr 2006 *

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