The paper establishes the necessity for collaboration for effective supply chain management. We briefly explore some enablers and obstacles and propose the basic components of a strategy for enabling and overcoming these obstacles. Supporting technology for collaboration involves Supply Chain Management Software, Enterprise Resource Planning systems as well as the Internet for the communication platform. A brief discussion of the benefits that go beyond the bottom line, including customer demands and personalisation are noted.
Akhgar, Babak; Siddiqi, Jawed; and Al-Hashmi, Saadat M., "Collaboration: Spirit of Supply Chain Management" (2002). ICEB 2002 Proceedings. 44.