Exploring Information Sharing in Supply Chains 2025: A Scenario Planning Study

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Exploring Information Sharing in Supply Chains 2025: A Scenario Planning Study. / Grönvall, Karolin; Hellström, Daniel.

23rd Annual NOFOMA Conference. ed. / Trond Hammervoll. Harstad University College, 2011. p. 457-472.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

Harvard

Grönvall, K & Hellström, D 2011, Exploring Information Sharing in Supply Chains 2025: A Scenario Planning Study. in T Hammervoll (ed.), 23rd Annual NOFOMA Conference. Harstad University College, pp. 457-472, 23rd annual NOFOMA conference, 2011, Harstad, Norway, 2011/06/09.

APA

Grönvall, K., & Hellström, D. (2011). Exploring Information Sharing in Supply Chains 2025: A Scenario Planning Study. In T. Hammervoll (Ed.), 23rd Annual NOFOMA Conference (pp. 457-472). Harstad University College.

CBE

Grönvall K, Hellström D. 2011. Exploring Information Sharing in Supply Chains 2025: A Scenario Planning Study. Hammervoll T, editor. In 23rd Annual NOFOMA Conference. Harstad University College. pp. 457-472.

MLA

Grönvall, Karolin and Daniel Hellström "Exploring Information Sharing in Supply Chains 2025: A Scenario Planning Study". Hammervoll, Trond (ed.). 23rd Annual NOFOMA Conference. Harstad University College. 2011, 457-472.

Vancouver

Grönvall K, Hellström D. Exploring Information Sharing in Supply Chains 2025: A Scenario Planning Study. In Hammervoll T, editor, 23rd Annual NOFOMA Conference. Harstad University College. 2011. p. 457-472

Author

Grönvall, Karolin ; Hellström, Daniel. / Exploring Information Sharing in Supply Chains 2025: A Scenario Planning Study. 23rd Annual NOFOMA Conference. editor / Trond Hammervoll. Harstad University College, 2011. pp. 457-472

RIS

TY - GEN

T1 - Exploring Information Sharing in Supply Chains 2025: A Scenario Planning Study

AU - Grönvall, Karolin

AU - Hellström, Daniel

PY - 2011

Y1 - 2011

N2 - Purpose The purpose of this study is to develop scenarios exploring information sharing in supply chains in 2025. Design/methodology/approach An intuitive-logic scenario planning technique was used to create images of plausible futures for information sharing in supply chains. A salient feature of this qualitative study is its inductive reasoning where empirical data was collected from semi-structured interviews with thirteen selected respondents. Findings The analysis resulted in identifying three unpredictable trends influencing information sharing, i.e. increased co-operation beyond supply chains, continued economic growth of Asia, and decreased social contact and reluctance to organisational change. These trends are used in three scenario crosses, each generating four scenarios. To support these 12 scenarios a base scenario is developed describing information sharing conditions in 2025 from that vantage point. Research limitations/implications The applicability of the developed scenarios need to be tested in organisations by creating visions of desired futures, identifying development areas and strategies, and taking actions on developed plans. Practical implications For practitioners this study can be used as a means for understanding plausible futures and coming events. Moreover, it provides a foundation for decision support and preparedness for an uncertain future, thus providing insights for risk management and long-term planning and strategy building. Original/value This study develops scenarios offering insights into plausible futures, events, and developments that can impact information sharing in supply chains in 2025.

AB - Purpose The purpose of this study is to develop scenarios exploring information sharing in supply chains in 2025. Design/methodology/approach An intuitive-logic scenario planning technique was used to create images of plausible futures for information sharing in supply chains. A salient feature of this qualitative study is its inductive reasoning where empirical data was collected from semi-structured interviews with thirteen selected respondents. Findings The analysis resulted in identifying three unpredictable trends influencing information sharing, i.e. increased co-operation beyond supply chains, continued economic growth of Asia, and decreased social contact and reluctance to organisational change. These trends are used in three scenario crosses, each generating four scenarios. To support these 12 scenarios a base scenario is developed describing information sharing conditions in 2025 from that vantage point. Research limitations/implications The applicability of the developed scenarios need to be tested in organisations by creating visions of desired futures, identifying development areas and strategies, and taking actions on developed plans. Practical implications For practitioners this study can be used as a means for understanding plausible futures and coming events. Moreover, it provides a foundation for decision support and preparedness for an uncertain future, thus providing insights for risk management and long-term planning and strategy building. Original/value This study develops scenarios offering insights into plausible futures, events, and developments that can impact information sharing in supply chains in 2025.

KW - Scenario development

KW - Information sharing

KW - Scenario planning

KW - Supply chain

KW - packaging logistics

M3 - Paper in conference proceeding

SP - 457

EP - 472

BT - 23rd Annual NOFOMA Conference

A2 - Hammervoll, Trond

PB - Harstad University College

ER -