Communication in virtual supply chain teams

Jean Carletta, Rachel McEwan, Anne H Anderson

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As manufacturers require closer and closer links to geographically more diverse suppliers in order remain competitive, virtual teamworking is beginning to look attractive. However, the full benefits which closer communication are meant to bring require informal and free interaction among team members in a way which communications technology could block. We use case studies of two supply chain teams trying desktop conferencing technology for collaborative work to recommend how best to introduce virtual teamworking
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobalization of Manufacturing in the Digital Communications Era of the 21st Century: Innovation, Agility, and the Virtual Enterprise
EditorsGianni Jacucci, Gustav J. Olling, Kenneth Preiss, Michael J. Wozny
Place of PublicationBoston, MA
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)978-0-387-35351-7
Publication statusPublished - 1998
EventPROLOMAT 98 - Trento, Italy
Duration: 9 Sep 199812 Sep 1998


ConferencePROLOMAT 98


  • virtual teamworking
  • supply chain partnerships
  • technological innovation

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