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International Journal of Manufacturing Systems
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 9-29
DOI: 10.3923/ijmsaj.2011.9.29
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Barriers to Information Sharing in Supply Chain of Manufacturing Industries

M.K. Khurana, P.K. Mishra and A.R. Singh

Implementation of supply chain management requires integration of processes between supply chain members in all functional areas, including sourcing, manufacturing and distribution. The need for the successful implementation of information Sharing has been identified as being critical to effective innovation and development of supply chain management at an industry and enterprise level. The objective of this study is to identify and measure the perceived importance of information sharing barriers in supply chain management. The barriers have been categorized into the six main different levels namely managerial, organizational, technological, individual, financial, social and cultural. A questionnaire and interview based research approach was adopted for this purpose to identify perceptions of the most significant barriers to information sharing. It is found that the data collected through questionnaires are sometimes very much ambiguous or vague and insufficient to interpret the significant results. In this study, a fuzzy AHP approach has been used to overcome this kind of deficiency for modeling the rankings of the barriers of information sharing in supply chain management is used. Firstly, the linguistic assessment on barrier is converted into triangular fuzzy numbers. These triangular fuzzy numbers are used to build the comparison matrices of AHP based on pair wise comparison technique. This study has attempted to identify the important and legitimate barriers of information sharing in supply chain management. The findings of this research can be used for developing an evidence based ranking of barriers of information sharing in supply chain.
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How to cite this article:

M.K. Khurana, P.K. Mishra and A.R. Singh, 2011. Barriers to Information Sharing in Supply Chain of Manufacturing Industries. International Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 1: 9-29.

DOI: 10.3923/ijmsaj.2011.9.29






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