Current issues in supply chain management focus increasingly on the interdependence between value forming and supply chain integration. This interdependence is interesting, especially in an environment with variable and heterogeneous demand, posing challenges and opportunities for the management of supply chain integration. The purpose of our conceptual paper is to introduce the drivers and the benefits of the supply chain integration process and to introduce the role of knowledge sharing in this context. In the pursuit of this goal, the concepts of supply chain integration and value forming are defined as the research context. The preliminary results propose that the essential integration elements can be identified and a more distinct supply chain integration process as well as knowledge sharing in this process can be defined.
Breite, Rainer and Mäenpää, Sari, "The Role of Knowledge Sharing in Supply Chain Integration Processes" (2009). ICEB 2009 Proceedings. 152.