Key Design Properties for Shipping Information Pipeline

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This paper reports on the use of key design properties for development of a new approach towards a solution for sharing shipping information in the supply chain for international trade. Information exchange in international supply chain is extremely inefficient, rather uncoordinated, based largely on paper, e-mail, phone and text message, and far too costly. This paper explores the design properties for a shared information infrastructure to exchange information between all parties in the supply chain, commercial parties as well as authorities, which is called a Shipping Information Pipeline. The contribution of the paper is to expand previous research with complementary key design properties. The paper starts with a review of existing literature on previous proposed solutions for increased collaboration in the supply chain for international trade, Inter-Organization Systems and Information Infrastructures. The paper argues why the previous attempts are inadequate to address the issues in the domain of international supply chains. Instead, a different set of key design properties are proposed for the Shipping Information Pipeline. The solution has been developed in collaboration with a network of representatives for major stakeholders in international trade, whom evaluate it positively and are willing to invest, develop and test the prototype of the Shipping Information Pipeline.

Publication information

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOpen and Big Data Management and Innovation : 14th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2015, Delft, The Netherlands, October 13–15, 2015, Proceedings
EditorsMarijn Janssen, Matti Mäntymäki, Jan Hidders, Bram Klievink, Winfreid Lamersdorf, Bastiaan van Loenen, Anneke Zuiderwijk
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media B.V.
Publication date2015
ISBN (Print)9783319250120
ISBN (Electronic)9783319250137
StatePublished - 2015
Event14th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on E-Business, E-Services, and E-Society - Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 13 Oct 201515 Oct 2015
Conference number: 14


Conference14th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on E-Business, E-Services, and E-Society
LocationDelft University of Technology
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science

    Research areas

  • Information infrastructure , Organizational systems, International trade

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