Volume 3, Issue 6-1, December 2014, Page: 15-21
Supply Chain Technology Adoption: Its Clarification, Evolution, Classification, and Practicality in Textile and Apparel Industry
Khai-Loon Lee, School of Technology Management and Logistics, College of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia, 06010 Sintok, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia
Zulkifli Mohamed Udin, School of Technology Management and Logistics, College of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia, 06010 Sintok, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia
Mohamad Ghozali Hassan, School of Technology Management and Logistics, College of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia, 06010 Sintok, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia
Received: Oct. 5, 2014;       Accepted: Oct. 16, 2014;       Published: Dec. 11, 2014
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijber.s.2014030601.13      View  4553      Downloads  363
Abstract
In today’s dynamic business environment, technology is the most powerful tools to sustain in the competitive global market place. However, supply chain technology is the 21st century global supply chain management tool for achieving supply chain operational competitiveness. The global manufacturing sector, especially the textile and apparel industry are essentially known for its supply chain dependency. Companies are struggling to find ways to improve their reliability, responsiveness, agility, and costs and in turn competitiveness by changing their operations through adopting new supply chain technology. Even though information technology is widely implemented and studied in countless different contexts, but the clarifications between information technology and supply chain technology are still unclear. In this study, the diversity between information technology and supply chain technology is interpreted through a thorough and comprehensive review of the literatures. From there, the evolution of supply chain technology is undoubtedly tracked and the classification of supply chain technology has been clearly stated. The practical contributions of supply chain technology adoption to supply chain performance are the most excited part of this study. The result of this study could be used as a precursor to support future researchers in further investigation on this area. Thus, recommendations and suggestions for future study directions are indicated.
Keywords
Clarification, Evolution, Classification, Practicality, Technology, Information Technology, Supply Chain Technology, Textile and Apparel Industry
To cite this article
Khai-Loon Lee, Zulkifli Mohamed Udin, Mohamad Ghozali Hassan, Supply Chain Technology Adoption: Its Clarification, Evolution, Classification, and Practicality in Textile and Apparel Industry, International Journal of Business and Economics Research. Special Issue: Supply Chain Management: Its Theory and Applications. Vol. 3, No. 6-1, 2014, pp. 15-21. doi: 10.11648/j.ijber.s.2014030601.13
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