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A Model for Securing Sharing Information Across the Supply Chain

Malihe Manzouri1, Mohd Nizam Ab Rahman1, Farshad Nasimi2 and Haslina Arshad3
  • 1 Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
  • 2 Department of Electrical, Electronic and System Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Malaysia
  • 3 School of Information Technology, Faculty of Information Science and Technology, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Abstract

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is impacted by information technology both directly or indirectly. Sharing information across the supply chain not only supports internal operations but also collaboration among supply partners. So, securing information has a critical role in creating confidence in organizations to share their data across the supply chain. Purpose of this study is to propose an appropriate model for securing information across the supply chain. Reviewing the related literature, investigating the latest information technology and conducting interview with IT and SCM professionals expose the best technique of information security among supply partners. Active Directory Federation Service (ADFS) solution is proposed as the best method for securing information across the supply chain partners. The findings highlight the effective method of information security at the both level of network interconnections and software applications. This study would give invaluable information to all researchers and practitioner who investigate the information security among supply chain partners.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 10 No. 3, 2013, 253-258

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2013.253.258

Submitted On: 27 February 2012 Published On: 18 March 2013

How to Cite: Manzouri, M., Rahman, M. N. A., Nasimi, F. & Arshad, H. (2013). A Model for Securing Sharing Information Across the Supply Chain. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 10(3), 253-258. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2013.253.258

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Keywords

  • SCM
  • Information Sharing
  • Security
  • Active Directory Federation Service (ADFS)