Value Chain Resource Planning: Adding Value with Systems Beyond the Enterprise
2004, Business Horizons
E. Bendoly, A. K. Soni, M. A. Venkataramanan
Competition is no longer limited to the realm of the enterprise. Entire value chains are now starting to act as formidable entities, competing against each other for similar markets. The structures of these partnered communities are both increasingly idiosyncratic and hard to duplicate, which strengthens the sustainability of the competitive advantages of their constituents. But their effectiveness is only as good as the capabilities supported by interfirm information technologies. ERP is at the core of these extended systems, though in reality their architectures reach far beyond that. Modern management now requires the consideration of novel Value Chain Resource Planning concepts to sustain forward momentum.
Bendoly, E, A. K. Soni, and M. A. Venkataramanan (2004), "Value Chain Resource Planning: Adding Value with Systems Beyond the Enterprise," Business Horizons, Vol. 47, No. 2, March-April, pp. 79-86.