The effect of Information and Communication Technology and Procurement towards Supply Chain Integration

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Noor AsleenaAsnordin, Veera PandiyanKalianiSundram, Shereen Noranee

Abstract

Supply chain integration is widely considered by both practitioners and researchers a vital contributor to supply
chain performance. The two key flows in such relationships are procurement and information technology. Previous studies
have addressed information technology and procurement in separate studies. In this paper, we investigate the integrations of
both information communication technology and procurement between supply chain partners and their effect on supply chain
integration. Information technology capabilities and procurement both have significant effects on supply chain integration.
This concept paper will discuss the importance of information and communication technology and also procurement in order to
survive and sustain a competitive, which in turn to improve supply chain integration. Additionally, the proposed framework
will be useful in any environment as it resulted from the synthesis of past literatures and studies. This study is one of the first to
identify and discuss conceptually the relationship between information technology, procurement and supply chain integration.

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