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Exploring Information Sharing in Supply Chains 2025: A Scenario Planning Study

Grönvall, Karolin LU and Hellström, Daniel LU (2011) 23rd annual NOFOMA conference, 2011 In 23rd Annual NOFOMA Conference p.457-472
Abstract
Purpose

The purpose of this study is to develop scenarios exploring information sharing in supply chains in 2025.

Design/methodology/approach

An intuitive-logic scenario planning technique was used to create images of plausible futures for information sharing in supply chains. A salient feature of this qualitative study is its inductive reasoning where empirical data was collected from semi-structured interviews with thirteen selected respondents.

Findings

The analysis resulted in identifying three unpredictable trends influencing information sharing, i.e. increased co-operation beyond supply chains, continued economic growth of Asia, and decreased social contact and reluctance to organisational... (More)
Purpose

The purpose of this study is to develop scenarios exploring information sharing in supply chains in 2025.

Design/methodology/approach

An intuitive-logic scenario planning technique was used to create images of plausible futures for information sharing in supply chains. A salient feature of this qualitative study is its inductive reasoning where empirical data was collected from semi-structured interviews with thirteen selected respondents.

Findings

The analysis resulted in identifying three unpredictable trends influencing information sharing, i.e. increased co-operation beyond supply chains, continued economic growth of Asia, and decreased social contact and reluctance to organisational change. These trends are used in three scenario crosses, each generating four scenarios. To support these 12 scenarios a base scenario is developed describing information sharing conditions in 2025 from that vantage point.

Research limitations/implications

The applicability of the developed scenarios need to be tested in organisations by creating visions of desired futures, identifying development areas and strategies, and taking actions on developed plans.

Practical implications

For practitioners this study can be used as a means for understanding plausible futures and coming events. Moreover, it provides a foundation for decision support and preparedness for an uncertain future, thus providing insights for risk management and long-term planning and strategy building.

Original/value

This study develops scenarios offering insights into plausible futures, events, and developments that can impact information sharing in supply chains in 2025. (Less)
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Scenario development, Information sharing, Scenario planning, Supply chain, packaging logistics
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23rd Annual NOFOMA Conference
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Hammervoll, Trond
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16 pages
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Harstad University College
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23rd annual NOFOMA conference, 2011
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English
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The purpose of this study is to develop scenarios exploring information sharing in supply chains in 2025.<br/><br>
Design/methodology/approach<br/><br>
An intuitive-logic scenario planning technique was used to create images of plausible futures for information sharing in supply chains. A salient feature of this qualitative study is its inductive reasoning where empirical data was collected from semi-structured interviews with thirteen selected respondents.<br/><br>
Findings<br/><br>
The analysis resulted in identifying three unpredictable trends influencing information sharing, i.e. increased co-operation beyond supply chains, continued economic growth of Asia, and decreased social contact and reluctance to organisational change. These trends are used in three scenario crosses, each generating four scenarios. To support these 12 scenarios a base scenario is developed describing information sharing conditions in 2025 from that vantage point.<br/><br>
Research limitations/implications<br/><br>
The applicability of the developed scenarios need to be tested in organisations by creating visions of desired futures, identifying development areas and strategies, and taking actions on developed plans.<br/><br>
Practical implications<br/><br>
For practitioners this study can be used as a means for understanding plausible futures and coming events. Moreover, it provides a foundation for decision support and preparedness for an uncertain future, thus providing insights for risk management and long-term planning and strategy building.<br/><br>
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