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K-best for supply chain knowledge a system for knowledge management in supply chains

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Publication date1/01/2013
Host publicationIC3K 2013; KDIR 2013 - 5th International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval and KMIS 2013 - 5th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing, Proc.
PublisherSCITEPRESS – Science and Technology Publications
Pages321-327
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9789898565754
<mark>Original language</mark>English
Event5th International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval, KDIR 2013 and the 5th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing, KMIS 2013 - Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal
Duration: 19/09/201322/09/2013

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval, KDIR 2013 and the 5th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing, KMIS 2013
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityVilamoura, Algarve
Period19/09/1322/09/13

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval, KDIR 2013 and the 5th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing, KMIS 2013
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityVilamoura, Algarve
Period19/09/1322/09/13

Abstract

A supply chain is as an important strategic framework because it provides a powerful infrastructure to enable the coordination of practices to meet customers' requirements. Best practices knowledge in supply chains needs contextualisation to reveal favourable and unfavourable consequences. In order to provide contextualisation, a more formalised and systematic approach to understand practices is required but no suitable existing scheme was identified to represent Supply Chain Knowledge (SCK). This research is focused on the creation of a knowledge management approach to address the structure, contextualisation and control of SCK. The approach adopted combined theoretical knowledge management concepts and supply chain practitioner valuation using three iterative research cycles. The first was focused on research into the structure of SCK. The second was to research into contextualisation of SCK. The third cycle to research into knowledge control processes and evaluated the feasibility of the proposed scheme. Findings were incorporated into a demonstrator tool, which is a web-based software application. This research confirmed the feasibility of the scheme components and suggested further benefits such as self-learning of SCK and that it is both feasible and important to practitioners that an approach, similar to the one proposed, is adopted.