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Information Sharing in the Supply Chain: An Exploratory Study

Kembro, Joakim LU and Näslund, Dag LU (2011) 23rd annual NOFOMA conference, 2011 In The 23rd Annual NOFOMA Conference 9-10 June, Harstad, Norway: Logistics & Supply Chain Management in a High North Perspective p.749-765
Abstract
Purpose

The purpose is to explore if a potential gap exists between information sharing as recommended in academic literature and the information actually shared among companies and their supply chain partners.



Design/methodology/approach

The paper is based on an extensive literature review to structure the terminology for information sharing in supply chains and an in-depth interview study to explore what data, information and knowledge companies are sharing in supply chains. The empirical findings are compared with theory using content analysis.



Findings

First, the study indicates that information sharing in the extended supply chain (three or more organizations) is scarce.... (More)
Purpose

The purpose is to explore if a potential gap exists between information sharing as recommended in academic literature and the information actually shared among companies and their supply chain partners.



Design/methodology/approach

The paper is based on an extensive literature review to structure the terminology for information sharing in supply chains and an in-depth interview study to explore what data, information and knowledge companies are sharing in supply chains. The empirical findings are compared with theory using content analysis.



Findings

First, the study indicates that information sharing in the extended supply chain (three or more organizations) is scarce. Second, actual information sharing is primarily dyadic and focused on information (rather than data or knowledge) at the operational level. Third, there is a lack of empirical research in this area of supply chain management and existing guidelines for information sharing are vague and general in nature. Thus, there is a need for more research to develop frameworks for information sharing in supply chains.



Research limitations

This study focuses on what data, information and knowledge companies share and with whom in supply chains. Future research could investigate how/why information is shared between companies, and explore differences between different categories of supply chains.



Practical implications

The result is a first step towards developing a realistic and applied framework for information sharing in the supply chain.



Originality/value

This paper contributes to literature by structuring the terminology for information sharing; defining an information sharing matrix which can be applied in future research; and pointing out a potential gap between theory and practice. (Less)
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Supply Chain Management, Information Sharing, Business Dyad, Extended Supply Chain, Contextual Factor
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The 23rd Annual NOFOMA Conference 9-10 June, Harstad, Norway: Logistics & Supply Chain Management in a High North Perspective
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Hammervoll, Trond
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16 pages
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23rd annual NOFOMA conference, 2011
ISBN
82-453-0228-7
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English
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  abstract     = {Purpose<br/><br>
The purpose is to explore if a potential gap exists between information sharing as recommended in academic literature and the information actually shared among companies and their supply chain partners.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Design/methodology/approach<br/><br>
The paper is based on an extensive literature review to structure the terminology for information sharing in supply chains and an in-depth interview study to explore what data, information and knowledge companies are sharing in supply chains. The empirical findings are compared with theory using content analysis.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Findings<br/><br>
First, the study indicates that information sharing in the extended supply chain (three or more organizations) is scarce. Second, actual information sharing is primarily dyadic and focused on information (rather than data or knowledge) at the operational level. Third, there is a lack of empirical research in this area of supply chain management and existing guidelines for information sharing are vague and general in nature. Thus, there is a need for more research to develop frameworks for information sharing in supply chains.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Research limitations<br/><br>
This study focuses on what data, information and knowledge companies share and with whom in supply chains. Future research could investigate how/why information is shared between companies, and explore differences between different categories of supply chains.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Practical implications<br/><br>
The result is a first step towards developing a realistic and applied framework for information sharing in the supply chain.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Originality/value<br/><br>
This paper contributes to literature by structuring the terminology for information sharing; defining an information sharing matrix which can be applied in future research; and pointing out a potential gap between theory and practice.},
  author       = {Kembro, Joakim and Näslund, Dag},
  editor       = {Hammervoll, Trond},
  isbn         = {82-453-0228-7},
  keyword      = {Supply Chain Management,Information Sharing,Business Dyad,Extended Supply Chain,Contextual Factor},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {749--765},
  series       = {The 23rd Annual NOFOMA Conference 9-10 June, Harstad, Norway: Logistics & Supply Chain Management in a High North Perspective},
  title        = {Information Sharing in the Supply Chain: An Exploratory Study},
  year         = {2011},
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