Project

Effective Supply Chain Information Management in Supply Networks using Enterprise 2.0

Project

Apr 2009 - Mar 2012
Global competition accompanied by intense business pressure is asking for an adoption of networked concepts and methods to stabilize and expand supply chains. This requires companies to turn away from traditional concepts of competition towards a networked, service-oriented economic thinking and the dissolution of hierarchical structures in favor of decentralized, networked forms of organization, which enables targeted, integrated exchange of relevant supply chain information such as planning data and forecast data. An ideal type of work-sharing, interactive value-added processes in supply chains, including all actors from producers to end users and involving all relevant information, can hardly be found in current practice. The classical electronic data interchange (EDI) played an important role in the evolution of SCM. However, the adoption of EDI standards and formats has not been progressed as rapidly and widespread as expected. Comprehensive technical requirements, specific technical know-how and high investment costs for expensive and inflexible infrastructure in conjunction with customization of business processes needed to be in accordance to EDI standards can be considered the main reasons for that. This led to the point that EDI formats were primarily used by larger companies, which causes that many Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are excluded from the automated exchange of information in supply chains or are forced by larger companies to implement EDI standards in order to keep up business with them. Currently discussed concepts of "Enterprise 2.0", the use of interactive and collaborative Web 2.0 technologies, concepts and applications within and between companies, enable flexible, loosely-coupled integration and ad-hoc information exchange and therefore have the potential to overcome these deficiencies.

The main objective of the research project SCIM 2.0 is to develop a conceptual procedure that allows to effectively and efficiently identify, process, accumulate and subsequently exchange relevant and meaningful information among members of the supply chain, implement the concept using state-of-the-art Enterprise 2.0 as well as semantic representation technologies, and to proof the concept in the form of exemplary pilot projects together with industry partners within a supply network.

Research program

FFG COIN


Das Projekt wird im Programm COIN Cooperation & Innovation durch das Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft, Familie und Jugend sowie das Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie gefördert.

2013
D. Nedbal, A. Auinger, P. Brandtner - Standortübergreifende kooperative Innovationsnetzwerke: Wissenschaftliche Methodik und Umsetzung in der Praxis - Proceedings FFH 2013, Dornbirn, Austria, 2013, pp. 207-213 more
2013
D. Nedbal, A. Auinger, A. Hochmeier - Addressing Transparency, Communication and Participation in Enterprise 2.0 Projects - Procedia Technology, Lissabon, Portugal, 2013, pp. 676-686 more
2013
D. Nedbal - A Process Model to guide the Integration of Business Processes and Services within and across Organizations - International Journal of Services, Economics and Management, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2013, pp. 154-177 more
2013
D. Nedbal, P. Brandtner, A. Auinger, M. Erskine - The Critical Mass in Collaborative Digital Business Ecosystems for Innovation - 7th IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies (DEST), Stanford, United States of America, 2013, pp. 96-101 more
2012
A. Auinger, D. Nedbal, H. Kirchberger - Einführung des Intranet T2.0 bei der Teufelberger GmbH in Web 2.0 und Social Media in der Unternehmenspraxis: Grundlagen, Anwendungen und Methoden mit zahlreichen Fallstudien (Contributions to Book: Part/Chapter/Section 8), (Editors: A. Back, N. Gronau, K. Tochtermann)… more
2012
A. Auinger, D. Nedbal, H. Kirchberger, P. Brandtner - Teufelberger Intranet T2.0: Einführung und Umsetzung - Technical Report, Teufelberger GmbH, Austria, 2012, pp. 49 more
2012
D. Nedbal, A. Auinger, A. Hochmeier, A. Holzinger - A Systematic Success Factor Analysis in the Context of Enterprise 2.0: Results of an Exploratory Analysis comprising Digital Immigrants and Digital Natives - E-Commerce and Web Technologies, 13th International Conference, EC-Web 2012, Vienna, Austria,… more
2012
D. Nedbal, A. Auinger, W. Wöss - Business-to-Business-Integration in Wertschöpfungsnetzwerken - HMD - Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik, Vol. 49, No. 285, 2012, pp. 63-72 more
2011
A. Auinger, A. Hochmeier, D. Nedbal - Organization-driven Approach for Enterprise 2.0 Projects - Proceedings of the fifth Research Forum of the Austrian University of Applied Sciences, Wien (Favoriten), Austria, 2011, pp. 136-139 more
2011
D. Nedbal - Guiding B2B Integration of Business Processes and Services: A Process Model for SMEs - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on on Emerging Intelligent Data and Web Technologies (EIDWT-2011), Tirana, Albania, 2011, pp. 114-119 more
2011
D. Nedbal, W. Wetzlinger, A. Auinger, G. Wagner - Sustainable IS Initialization Through Outsourcing: A Theory-Based Approach - Proceedings of the 17th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2011 Proceedings), Detroit, United States of America, 2011, pp. 1-10 more
2011
A. Auinger, A. Hochmeier, D. Nedbal - Cross-Organizational Enterprise 2.0 Projects as a Door Opener for Open Ecosystems - Proceedings of the International InCo Conference 2011, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2011 more
2011
A. Auinger, A. Hochmeier, D. Nedbal - An Approach For Implementing Enterprise 2.0 Platforms: Methodology And Selected Results Of Pilot Projects - Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on Information Systems 2011 (IS 2011), Avila, Spain, 2011, pp. 179-185 more
2011
A. Auinger, D. Nedbal, A. Hochmeier, A. Holzinger - User-Centric Usability Evaluation For Enterprise 2.0 Platforms: A complementary multi-method approach - Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Business (ICE-B 2011), Sevilla, Spain, 2011, pp. 119-124 more
2010
D. Nedbal, A. Auinger - Effective Supply Chain Information Management in Supply Networks using Enterprise 2.0 in Forschungsbeiträge zur Logistik (Editors: F. Staberhofer, C. Engelhardt-Nowitzki) - Shaker Verlag, 2010, pp. 169-180 more
2009
A. Auinger, D. Nedbal, W. Wöss - A Holistic Approach for B2B Integration at Different Conceptual Levels - Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on e-Learning, e-Business, Enterprise Information Systems, and e-Government (EEE'09), Las Vegas, United States of America, 2009, pp. 179-185 more
2009
A. Auinger, D. Nedbal, M. Ebner, A. Holzinger - Mixing Content and Endless Collaboration - MashUps: Towards Future Personal Learning Environments - Proceedings of HCI International 2009; Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, San Diego, United States of America, 2009, pp. 14-23 more