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Assessing the application of internet technology in downstream automotive supply chains

Assessing the application of internet technology in downstream automotive supply chains

Adebanjo, Dotun (2008) Assessing the application of internet technology in downstream automotive supply chains. In: Supply Chain Innovations: People, Practice and Performance. Proceedings of the Logistics Research Network Annual Conference 2008. University of Liverpool / Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK), Liverpool, UK, pp. 253-258.

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Abstract

Increasing competition in the automotive industry has been responsible for consolidation aimed at taking advantage of economies of scale and greater upstream supply chain co-ordination. In recent times, there has been more focus n the downstream supply chain as stakeholders continuously seek to gain competitive advantage. For example, the application of internet technology to downstream activities within the industry has not been as significant as that of other sectors such as the travel and food industries. This paper, based on three case studies presents the findings of a study to understand the challenges faced with regards to communication between OEMs and automobile dealers and consumers. The study found that internet technologies can play a significant part in improving efficiency and information visibility in downstream operations. The study also suggested that the operational ‘weak link’ in the supply chain needs to be addressed through technological investment and relationship development between OEMs and automobile dealers.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Supply Chain Innovations: People, Practice and Performance. Proceedings of the Logistics Research Network Annual Conference 2008
Additional Information: [1] This paper was first presented at the Logistics Research Network Annual Conference 2008 - "Supply Chain Innovations: People, Practice and Performance", held from 10-12 September 2008 in Liverpool, UK. It was given within the Technology & Integration theme.
Uncontrolled Keywords: automotive industry, supply chains, ICT
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Supply Chain Management Research Group
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:27
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11277

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