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Title: Implementing commercial information exchange: a construction supply chain case study
Authors: Pala, Mesut
Edum-Fotwe, Francis Tekyi
Ruikar, Kirti
Peters, Chris
Doughty, Nathan
Keywords: Case study
Commercial information exchange
Electronic data interchange
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © The Authors. Published by Taylor and Francis
Citation: PALA, M. ...et al., 2016. Implementing commercial information exchange: a construction supply chain case study. Construction Management and Economics, 34 (12), pp. 898-918.
Abstract: The concept of electronic trading (e-trading) has transformed supply chain interactions in many industries, yet little research explored its implementation by Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) supply chain firms. E-trading relies on commercial information exchange by supply chain partners which is generally adopted through intermediary technology partners (Hub Providers) to facilitate the accurate and timely communication of transactional data between buyers and supplier. A case study was conducted to explore the challenges and barriers to implementation of cross-firm commercial information exchange. The study primarily involved investigation of the interfaces between software development and organizational functions assisting with the electronic exchange of commercial information (eCIX) implementation. Findings from the case study show that implementation of commercial information exchange is not an easy task with several themes of factors to be considered during delivery of such projects, namely technical, coordination, integration and organizational. The study contributes to the knowledge and deployment of e-trading solutions within the context of AEC firms, and should be of interest to the practitioners contemplating similar project.
Description: This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Taylor and Francis under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Sponsor: This work was supported by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) as part of an Engineering Doctorate study [EP/G037272/1].
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1080/01446193.2016.1211718
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/22474
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2016.1211718
ISSN: 1466-433X
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