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Improving Inter-Organizational Information Sharing for Vendor Managed Inventory : Towards a Decentralized Information Hub Using Blockchain Technology

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Guggenberger, Tobias ; Schweizer, André ; Urbach, Nils:
Improving Inter-Organizational Information Sharing for Vendor Managed Inventory : Towards a Decentralized Information Hub Using Blockchain Technology.
In: IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. (April 2020) . - pp. 1-12.
ISSN 0018-9391
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/TEM.2020.2978628

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Supply chain literature has long recognized the benefits of information sharing. Researchers and practitioners see high potential for improving processes, enabling new replenishment policies, and enhancing supply chain integration. Even though information technology represents a vital role as a driver and a success factor for implementing information sharing, established technologies still do not reflect the highly decentralized and fragmented characteristics of complex and often global supply chains. Early research shows that blockchain might be an enabler for the supply chain management. However, little is known about how blockchain might improve information sharing for complex, multi-tier supply chains. Therefore, this paper aims at analyzing how and to what extent blockchain can facilitate information sharing for vendor managed inventory by designing a software prototype based on Hyperledger Fabric using the design science research approach. This research took place in close cooperation with a leading German healthcare technology manufacturer, which allowed us to ground our study both on literature and practical insights. With our research results, we contribute to the supply chain knowledge base by introducing the decentralized information hub model, describing how companies utilize decentralized technologies, such as blockchain, to facilitate information sharing.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: DLT; Blockchain; Supply Chain Management; Information Sharing
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration > Professor Information Systems Management and Strategic IT Management
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration > Professor Information Systems Management and Strategic IT Management > Professor Information Systems Management and Strategic IT Management - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Nils Urbach
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes > Fraunhofer Project Group Business and Information Systems Engineering
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes > FIM Research Center Finance & Information Management
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 000 Computer Science, information, general works > 004 Computer science
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2020 08:05
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2020 08:34
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/56055