Increased competition in the e-Economy has fostered many enterprises to look for innovative and sustainable ways to satisfy their customers and work more closely with their suppliers. At the macro level, supply chains have to compete with one and other. This reality has stimulated many developments; it is these emerging and newly developed research patterns and applications in SCM and IS disciplines that were shared and debated in a 3-day event where more than 80 papers were presented from over 20 different countries.
SCMIS2005 aimed to:
Explore the importance of Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Information Systems (IS) for globalisation.
Identify major challenges and development for SCM, IS and also logistics.
Illustrate the impact and current status of policy making on SCM, IS and logistics.
Recognise effective and efficient ways by which policy making and business strategy can be integrated for improved SCM, IS and logistics planning and implementation.