This research in progress aims at investigating the role that information system (IS) and information quality (IQ) can play for the transformation of a Supply Chain. A case study was conducted to identify the supply chain evolution of a major French retailer that initiated consolidation centres for shared deliveries between several small suppliers to its warehouses. This initiative aims at developing just-in-time delivery for economic benefits and the retailer explains that this evolution meets environmental benefits through CO2 reduction. However, the promised benefits for suppliers depend upon the development of information sharing and information quality and they have the choice to adopt the ?green supply chain? or to continue delivering directly without using the consolidation centers. Therefore this paper presents the simulation of the research that is currently being performed in order to identify the necessary conditions for the benefits realization. For future research, we propose a multi-agent based modelling for understanding how IS and IQ are pushing towards the adoption of a green supply chain.
Takeda, Hiro; Rowe, Frantz; Habib, Johanna; de Corbière, François; and Antheaume, Nicolas, "A SIMULATION FOR UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND INFORMATION QUALITY IN THE MOVE TOWARDS A GREEN SUPPLY CHAIN" (2012). ECIS 2012 Proceedings. 190.