Aligning supply chain logistics costs via ERP coordination

Joseph R. Muscatello, Diane H. Parente, Matthew Swinarski

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Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems address the problem of disparate information in an organization and coordinates mechanisms to eliminate supply chain sub-optimization. Logistics costs are a substantial part of an operation and this research provides insights into the relationship between ERP implementations and logistics costs. The research uses a two-step approach, conducting a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) to assess the psychometric properties of our measures and then conducting an independent sample t-test between two groups, one which experienced decreased logistic costs and the second which experienced the same or increasing logistic costs. By examining the effects of ERP implementations on a specific area of the firm, logistics costs, this research has provided insight into the areas of ERP implementation and firm impact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-43
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Information System Modeling and Design
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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