publication . Bachelor thesis . 2012

The role of global data identification standards for supply chain visibility: the case of GS1

Semianiaka, Natallia; Silina, Ekaterina;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: KTH, Industriell ekonomi och organisation (Avd.)
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Purpose. Supply chain visibility is among the top concerns expressed by many supply chain leaders. While the traditional enablers of supply chain visibility are information sharing, IT implementation, and relationships between supply chain partners; the role of global supply chain standards as an integral part of each of these enablers is often underestimated. The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the adoption and applicability of global supply chain standards within the provisions of supply chain visibility among various supply chain designs. Methodology. With the aim of theoretical replication, three case studies within the retail industry were conducte...
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free text keywords: supply chain visibility, supply chain collaboration, information sharing, global data identification standard, supply chain design, resource-based view (RBV)
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3 Theoretical concepts and framework ..................................................................................... 14 3.1 Literature review ..................................................................................................................... 14 3.1.1 Supply chain visibility.............................................................................................. 14 3.1.2 Understanding supply chain design.......................................................................... 21 3.1.3 Global data identification standards ......................................................................... 31 3.1.4 Literature gap............................................................................................................ 42 3.2 Theory development and analytical framework...................................................................... 43 3.2.1 Need for supply chain visibility ............................................................................... 43 3.2.2 Supply chain design.................................................................................................. 47 3.2.3 Analytical model ...................................................................................................... 49 Folinas, D., Manikas, I. and Manos, B. (2006) Traceability data management for food chains.

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