Mobile phone enabled SCM

the Bangladeshi RMG sector

Md Taimur Ahad, Peter Busch, Yvette Blount, Savanid Nui Vatanasakdakul

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Abstract

Relatively little is known about mobile phone use in a Supply Chain Management (SCM) context, especially in the Bangladeshi Ready-Made Garment (RMG) industry. RMG is a very important industry for the Bangladeshi economy, but is criticized for long product supply times due to poor SCM. RMG requires obtaining real-time information and enhanced dynamic control, through utilizing information sharing and connecting stakeholders in garment manufacture. However, a lack of IT support in the Bangladeshi RMG sector, the high price of computers and the low level of adoption of computer based internet are obstacles to providing sophisticated computer aided SCM. Alternatively, explosive adoption of mobile phones and continuous improvement of this technology is an opportunity to provide mobile based SCM for the RMG sector. This research presents a mobile phone based SCM framework for the Bangladeshi RMG sector. The proposed framework shows that mobile phone based SCM can positively impact communication, information exchange, information retrieval and flow, coordination and management, which represent the main processes of effective SCM. However, to capitalize on these benefits, it is also important to discover the critical success factors and barriers to mobile SCM systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th International Business Information Management Association Conference - Vision 2020: Innovation Management, Development Sustainability, and Competitive Economic Growth
EditorsKhalid S. Soliman
Place of PublicationSeville, Spain
PublisherInternational Business Information Management Association, IBIMA
Pages85-91
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780986041983
ISBN (Print)9780986041983
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event28th International Business Information Management Association Conference - Vision 2020: Innovation Management, Development Sustainability, and Competitive Economic Growth - Seville, Spain
Duration: 9 Nov 201610 Nov 2016

Other

Other28th International Business Information Management Association Conference - Vision 2020: Innovation Management, Development Sustainability, and Competitive Economic Growth
CountrySpain
CitySeville
Period9/11/1610/11/16

Keywords

  • Innovative SCM
  • Mobile phone based supply chain
  • SC and technology
  • Supply chain in manufacturing

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    Ahad, M. T., Busch, P., Blount, Y., & Vatanasakdakul, S. N. (2016). Mobile phone enabled SCM: the Bangladeshi RMG sector. In K. S. Soliman (Ed.), Proceedings of the 28th International Business Information Management Association Conference - Vision 2020: Innovation Management, Development Sustainability, and Competitive Economic Growth (pp. 85-91). Seville, Spain: International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA.