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Trends influencing information sharing in supply chains

Grönvall, Karolin LU and Hellström, Daniel (2011) 23rd annual NOFOMA conference, 2011 In [Host publication title missing] p.389-404
Abstract
Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to identify and describe trends that can potentially influence information sharing in supply chains in 2025.

Design/methodology/approach The empirical data was gathered from twelve semi-structured interviews with individuals representing different retail supply chains actors as well as senior consultants and

academics, and an employee of the Swedish Government Offices. Interdependencies between trends were identified using a cross-impact analysis.



Findings

In total 21 trends were identified in the domains of information and communication technology (ICT), information, politics and opinion, organisation, and socio-economy. Seven of these were not... (More)
Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to identify and describe trends that can potentially influence information sharing in supply chains in 2025.

Design/methodology/approach The empirical data was gathered from twelve semi-structured interviews with individuals representing different retail supply chains actors as well as senior consultants and

academics, and an employee of the Swedish Government Offices. Interdependencies between trends were identified using a cross-impact analysis.



Findings

In total 21 trends were identified in the domains of information and communication technology (ICT), information, politics and opinion, organisation, and socio-economy. Seven of these were not found to be trends in previous logistics and supply chain management literature, examples of which are increased strategic use of social media,

decreased personal contact and physical presence in organisations, and increased need and demand for traceability.



Research limitations/implications

Even though theoretical saturation was achieved, additional interviews would provide complementing perceptions of the trends and their influence on supply chain information sharing. Moreover, the interdependencies between trends could be further supported by

applying a conventional analytical approach, such as Monte Carlo simulation.



Practical implications

Logistics and supply chain managers can use the insights into the trends as input in decision making processes as they indicate what will potentially be important to consider and focus on in the future.



Original/value

This type of futures study, seldom found in the logistics or supply chain management literature, provides insights into trends that influence information sharing in supply chains and their interdependencies. (Less)
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Information sharing, Trends, Supply chain 2025, Futures research, Packaging logistics
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23rd annual NOFOMA conference, 2011
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  abstract     = {Purpose<br/><br>
The purpose of this paper is to identify and describe trends that can potentially influence information sharing in supply chains in 2025.<br/><br>
Design/methodology/approach The empirical data was gathered from twelve semi-structured interviews with individuals representing different retail supply chains actors as well as senior consultants and<br/><br>
academics, and an employee of the Swedish Government Offices. Interdependencies between trends were identified using a cross-impact analysis.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Findings<br/><br>
In total 21 trends were identified in the domains of information and communication technology (ICT), information, politics and opinion, organisation, and socio-economy. Seven of these were not found to be trends in previous logistics and supply chain management literature, examples of which are increased strategic use of social media,<br/><br>
decreased personal contact and physical presence in organisations, and increased need and demand for traceability.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Research limitations/implications<br/><br>
Even though theoretical saturation was achieved, additional interviews would provide complementing perceptions of the trends and their influence on supply chain information sharing. Moreover, the interdependencies between trends could be further supported by<br/><br>
applying a conventional analytical approach, such as Monte Carlo simulation.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Practical implications<br/><br>
Logistics and supply chain managers can use the insights into the trends as input in decision making processes as they indicate what will potentially be important to consider and focus on in the future.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Original/value<br/><br>
This type of futures study, seldom found in the logistics or supply chain management literature, provides insights into trends that influence information sharing in supply chains and their interdependencies.},
  author       = {Grönvall, Karolin and Hellström, Daniel},
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  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {389--404},
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  title        = {Trends influencing information sharing in supply chains},
  year         = {2011},
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