Innovative SCM: A wireless solution to smartly coordinate the supply processes via a web‐based, real‐time system

Javad Soroor (Postgraduate Information Technology Engineering Group, Department of Industrial Engineering, K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran)
Mohammad J. Tarokh (Postgraduate Information Technology Engineering Group, Department of Industrial Engineering, K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran)

VINE

ISSN: 0305-5728

Publication date: 1 July 2006

Abstract

Purpose

As the technology evolves, the ways in which supply chain is coordinated improve. During a careful study on the intelligent wireless web (IWW) and its services for future applications, its great potentials for the implementation of a mobile real‐time system for supply chain coordination were realized. This paper seeks to introduce a development process for the IWW. In addition, it aims to explain the concept of mobile real‐time supply chain coordination, and propose and describe a practical model for this subject matter based on the most recent technologies including the IWW and agents.

Design/methodology/approach

Objectives were achieved through a thorough study on the IWW, agent technology, and the ways of applying them for mobile real‐time coordination in supply processes. As a method to conduct the research, first, the paper made out what the IWW services are and how one may develop them. Since mobile real‐time coordination is an absolutely innovative concept, the study prepared a comprehensive understanding of it and then, a practical framework was sketched and explained to implement the suggested system. The approach to this topic was a realistic one and an attempt was made to include all the prerequisites and details for the intended system.

Findings

In the course of the work, it was found that the IWW and other corresponding technologies have the greatest potentials ever available for the realization of a mobile real‐time supply chain coordination system and most of the chapters illustrate the claim.

Originality/value

Mobile real‐time coordination and its use in supply chains is something new. The development process for IWW proposed here is totally practicable and no other implementation scenario for the application of the IWW in mobile real‐time coordination has been suggested yet.

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Citation

Soroor, J. and Tarokh, M.J. (2006), "Innovative SCM: A wireless solution to smartly coordinate the supply processes via a web‐based, real‐time system", VINE, Vol. 36 No. 3, pp. 304-340. https://doi.org/10.1108/03055720610703597

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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