IS in Supply Chain Management

The impact of Information systems (IS) on Supply Chains and Supply Chain Management is greater than ever. New innovative supply chain technologies are emerging with the potential to disrupt existing supply chain operating models. Integrating innovative exponential digital technologies (AI, IoT, robotics, VR/AR, alphanumeric twins, blockchain, etc) into supply chains can rapidly improve service levels while significantly cutting costs and generating more profit. Despite these advantages, many organisations are challenged keeping pace with the onslaught of digital trends that are disrupting traditional supply chains and their management.

Simultaneously organisations and supply chains are also expected to be sustainable and led by principles and practices of circular economies. While both pose problems and challenges they also present opportunities. Exponential technologies and circular economy principles have the potential to transform the management of supply chain processes such as planning, sourcing, and delivering by supporting the product and information processing requirements at all levels.

The objective of this mini-track is to obtain insights and develop a theoretical understanding on topics and issues related to the influence of IS and digital innovation on supply chain management. The conference theme this year is on “Strategic Positioning” with a focus on organisational resilience and sustainability encompassing risk assessment, cyber threats mitigation, big data analytics, disaster management, environmental modelling, corporate social responsibility, deception, digital ecosystems, and knowledge management. Keeping in line with these the track welcomes conceptual, theoretical, and empirical papers that enrich our understanding of IS in Supply Chain Management: Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • the role of information and knowledge management for sustainable supply chain management
  • the application of exponential technologies such as AI, machine learning, IoT, RFID, automation, robotics, smart robots, AR, VR, digital twins, blockchain, and advanced analytics to transform supply chains and their management
  • research contributions discussing success and failure stories.


Track Chairs

Gabrielle Peko
Information Systems and Operations Management
Faculty of Business and Economics
The University of Auckland
Email: [email protected]uckland.ac.nz

David Sundaram
Information Systems and Operations Management
Faculty of Business and Economics
The University of Auckland
Email: [email protected]

Torsten Reiners
School of Management
Faculty of Business and Law
Curtain University
Email: [email protected]

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