Information Systems Dispatching in the Global Environment, Acer, A Case of Horizontal Integration

Yu Chung William Wang (University of South Australia, Australia) and Shun Chuan Ho (Yuanpei University of Science and Technology, Taiwan)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 61
EISBN13: 9781599044736|DOI: 10.4018/jcit.2006040103
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This case study presents the implementation of information systems in a context of global enterprise restructuring. Based on the background of the second organisational restructuring of Acer Group, it evidences the combinations of corporate strategy and information technology (IT) practices and shows how this enterprise shifts and reallocates its resources in order to concentrate on the most profitable segments of the entire supply chain. Drawing upon IT adoption and supply chain management (SCM) literature, we discuss the issues of organisation restructure affecting the information systems dispatching along the supply chain from by theoretical and practical lens. Particularly, this article provides an aspect looking into the installing of global logistics management (GLM) information systems, which requires the integration of existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems in different sites. It offers a direction to academics and practitioners to rethink the necessary elements required to enact adoption plans of information systems in a digitally enabled global business.
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