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Information Sharing with ICT in Production Systems and Operational Performance

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Faculty of Engineering, Architecture, and Design, Autonomous University of Baja California, Ensenada 22860, Mexico
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Faculty of Administrative and Social Sciences, Autonomous University of Baja California, Tijuana 22427, Mexico
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Department of Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing, Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez, Ciudad Juárez 32310, Mexico
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Sustainability 2019, 11(13), 3640; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11133640
Received: 8 May 2019 / Revised: 12 June 2019 / Accepted: 17 June 2019 / Published: 2 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Information Sharing on Sustainable and Resilient Supply Chains)
In globalized times the integration of information and communication technologies in companies and their supply chains is required, but there is uncertainty regarding the true impact that these have on efficiency indices or benefits gained in the productive system. This article reports a structural equation model that contains ten hypotheses with five latent variables associated with the integration of information and communication technology in production systems such as information exchange, operations management, production control, distribution activities, and operational benefits obtained. The paper aims to quantify the relationships among those variables, facilitating managers to make decisions in information and communication technologies (ICT) implementation. The model is validated with information from 80 responses to a questionnaire applied to manufacturing companies, and partial least-squares technique is used to statistically validate the hypotheses; the results indicate that the implementation of information technologies facilitates the exchange of information, operations management and production control. This means that ICT integration can create visibility for a supply chain in a material’s flow among partners, facilitate operations management in production lines and distribution activities, and these benefits are ultimately transformed into operational benefits that managers measure as flexibility, low cost and short cycles times with customers. View Full-Text
Keywords: ICT; operational performance; production control; ICT in distribution ICT; operational performance; production control; ICT in distribution
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Pérez-López, R.J.; Olguín Tiznado, J.E.; Mojarro Magaña, M.; Camargo Wilson, C.; López Barreras, J.A.; García-Alcaraz, J.L. Information Sharing with ICT in Production Systems and Operational Performance. Sustainability 2019, 11, 3640. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11133640

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Pérez-López RJ, Olguín Tiznado JE, Mojarro Magaña M, Camargo Wilson C, López Barreras JA, García-Alcaraz JL. Information Sharing with ICT in Production Systems and Operational Performance. Sustainability. 2019; 11(13):3640. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11133640

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Pérez-López, Rubén Jesús, Jesús Everardo Olguín Tiznado, María Mojarro Magaña, Claudia Camargo Wilson, Juan Andrés López Barreras, and Jorge Luis García-Alcaraz. 2019. "Information Sharing with ICT in Production Systems and Operational Performance" Sustainability 11, no. 13: 3640. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11133640

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