Abstract—In order to deal with the accompanying challenges, organization must embrace latest information technology, e-business and the internet that allow increasingly better opportunities for assisting with supply chain management and improving business performance. Supply chain management, a management method to optimize system-wide costs has evolved as an application of information technology (e-commerce, e-business). Information technology plays a vital role for increasing collaboration among supply chain members. From the information point of view the effective supply chain management must provide the right amount of relevant information to the right person at the right time. To develop an information model and to build an application database system are the current research emphasis of this paper. The information model deals with the integration of supply chain members and concentrates the flow of information among the chain members. A case study is performed to identify the data/information necessary to represent the communication for the management of a supply chain. The data specification is used as the basis for developing the application software to support the supply chain integration and management. The application software is developed using the Java and SQL.
Index Terms—information flow, information model, supplychain integration and supply chain management.
Abul Mukid Mohammad Mukaddes is the Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial and Production Engineering (IPE), Shah Jalal University of Science & Technology, Sylhet-3114, Bangladesh .(e-mail:mukaddes1975@ gmail.com).
Choudhury Abul Anam Rashed is the Lecturer, in the Department of IPE,ShahJalal University of Science & Technology, Sylhet-3114, Bangladesh(e-mail: rashed_sust@ yahoo.com) .
A. B. M. Abdul Malek is the Assistant Professor in the Department of IPE,ShahJalal University of Science & Technology, Sylhet-3114, Bangladesh.
Javed Kaiser is the graduate student of the department of IPE, Shah Jalal University of Science & Technology, Sylhet-3114, Bangladesh.
Cite: Abul Mukid Mohammad Mukaddes, Choudhury Abul Anam Rashed, A. B. M. Abdul Malek and JavedKaiser, " Developing an Information Model for Supply Chain Information Flow and its Management," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 226-231, 2010.