Key Design Properties for Shipping Information Pipeline

Thomas Jensen, Yao-Hua Tan

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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.
    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
    Number of pages12
    Place of PublicationCham
    PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
    Publication date2015
    ISBN (Print)9783319250120
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319250137
    Publication statusPublished - 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
    Internet address
    SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science


    • Information infrastructure
    • Organizational systems
    • International trade

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