Future applications in Supply Chain Integration via the World Wide Web

Coleman, Julian L. ORCID: 0000-0002-8924-0224 and Edwards, Jon (2006) Future applications in Supply Chain Integration via the World Wide Web. In: Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport annual Logistics Research Network Conference, September 2006. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The 'Semantic Web' is a development in which software applications on one computer are able to talk directly and intelligently to software applications on any other computer via the Internet. 'Software agents' are programmes that search, reason and interact with both semantic web applications and other software agents autonomously. When combined, these technologies have the potential to drastically reduce the amount of human input into hitherto knowledge intensive activities. In SCM these applications include sourcing, procurement, partner identification, design collaboration and materials management. Effort to develop this potential is resulting in growing numbers of academic publications. Commercial software is beginning to mature and some (mainly larger) organisations are beginning to build the technology into their future supply chain plans. This paper reviews the current status of the technological developments outlined above and presents a case for their commercial exploitation in supply chains where closer integration is a goal.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: This paper was given at the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport annual Logistics Research Network Conference, September 2006, and published in the conference proceedings. The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport can be found here http://www.ciltuk.org.uk/pages/home
Divisions: Business, Accountancy and Law > Business Logistics Innovation and Systems Research
Depositing User: Scott Wilson
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 12:51
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 08:27
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/37

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