Barcelona on June 10-13, 2012ESADE, Barcelona, Spain

the 20th European Conference on Information Systems

IT-Enabled Supply Chain Management

Xinlin Tang Assistant Professor of MIS Department of Management College of Business Florida State University

Mark O. Lewis Assistant Professor Department of Management Appalachian State University

Track description

Over the last decade firms have been looking to their supply chains as a way of improving their profitability and competitive position in the marketplace. Information technology (IT) has created unprecedented opportunities for firms to orchestrate a more profitable supply chain strategy by improving productivity, mitigating risk, and fostering innovation. By adopting enterprise systems, such as e-procurement initiatives and enterprise resource planning (ERP), firms are able to execute their business processes more efficiently, more rapidly align with changes in global demand, and access a greater global supply base.

Notwithstanding the increased strategic position of IT-enabled supply chain management in today's business world, there has been limited theoretical understanding and limited empirical grounding regarding the synergy between IT and supply chain management. The proposed IT-enabled SCM track will encourage the wider adoption of Information Systems research in the increasingly popular and important domain of SCM. Examples of specific topics include but are not limited to:

The proposed track will explicitly encourage both empirical and theoretical/conceptual papers and ask authors to consider both quantitative and qualitative methodologies as well as explore the use of case studies, action research, surveys, experiments and design science to investigate IT-enabled supply chain management in a variety of settings. We particularly encourage interdisciplinary research that integrates multiple theoretical perspectives and/or employs a multi-level lens for theorizing and empirical investigation.

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