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An enterprise engineering approach for supply chain systems design and implementation

Denton, Paul, Little, David, Weston, R.H and Guerrero, A. (2007) An enterprise engineering approach for supply chain systems design and implementation. International Journal of Services and Operations Management, 3 (2). pp. 131-151. ISSN 1744-2370

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Abstract

This paper reports research into the specification and implementation of an Information Technology (IT) Route Map for supply chain systems development and deployment. The purpose of the Map is to enable rapid design and implementation of IT solutions, capable of semi-automating business processes within manufacturing supply chains. The Map helps structure transition processes involved in 'identification of key business strategies and design of business processes' and 'choice of supply chain systems and supporting implementation techniques'. Common limitations of current Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are observed and incorporated as IT Route Map implications and constraints. Scope of investigation is targeted at Small-to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) that employ Engineer-To-Order (ETO) and Make-To-Order (MTO) business processes. In the course of the research a 'Business Strategy Driven IT (BSDIT) System Concept' was conceived and examined. Part-evaluation of the applicability and capabilities of the IT Route Map has been carried out by conducting industrial survey and case study work.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: UoA 25 (General Engineering) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Copyright © 2004 - 2007 Inderscience Enterprises Limited. All rights reserved.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
School of Computing and Engineering > Systems Engineering Research Group
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Depositing User: Briony Heyhoe
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2008 14:54
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2010 04:47
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/590

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