Information Systems for Sustainability and Global Competitiveness


Value creation that incorporates Environmental Performance Indicators (EPIs) requires collaboration among differentsupply chain entities. This especially holds for product-level indicators, since the required resources are scattered along thewhole supply chain. Prevailing environmental information systems (EIS) do not support flexible collaboration amonginvolved supply chain partners. The paper at hand provides a contribution in this area by proposing an innovativearchitecture artifact for inter-organizational EIS (IO-EIS). The architecture was developed by following the design scienceapproach: The requirements on IO-EIS were extracted together with industry representatives based on three use cases. Anin-depth and systematic literature research was applied to identify published critical success factors for networkedinformation systems. The proposed architecture artifact was designed based on the findings of the two analysis steps.