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Applications of Workflow in Supply Chain Management: A Case Study

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3 Author(s)
Dapeng Sun ; Research Center for Modern Logistics, Shenzhen Graduate School of Tsinghua University, Shenzhen 518055, P.R China. phone: (86755)26036011; fax: (86755) 25844682; e-mail: sdp05@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn ; Xiaoping Zhang ; Ming Yu

Supply chain management is increasingly important in modern enterprises. Various information systems have been developed in the domain of services-oriented supply chain management. But as the complexity of supply chain, there are still two big problems. On the one hand, most of the traditional supply chain management systems can not really achieve integration among different organizations. On the other hand, few systems can adapt the changes of supply chain very quickly. In this paper, we attempted to achieve the combination of workflow management and supply chain management. Based on the theories of workflow, we developed a process-oriented and event-driven supply chain management system which could be much more flexible, quickly and efficient

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2006 IEEE International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics

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21-23 June 2006