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Hallqvist, Carina
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Kumar, V., Hallqvist, C. & Ekwall, D. (2017). Developing a Framework for Traceability Implementation in the Textile Supply Chain. Systems, 5(2), Article ID 33.
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2017 (English)In: Systems, ISSN 2079-8954, Vol. 5, no 2, article id 33Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Traceability has recently gained considerable attention in the textile industry. Traceability stands for information sharing about a product including the product history, specification, or location. With the involvement of globally dispersed actors in the textile supply chain, ensuring appropriate product quality with timely supplies is crucial for surviving in this industry with ever increasing competition. Hence it is of paramount importance for a supply chain actor to track every product and trace its history in the supply chain. In this context, this paper presents a framework to implement traceability in the textile supply chain. A system approach has been followed, where firstly the usage requirement of traceability is defined, and then a framework for implementing intra-actor or internal traceability and inter-actor or external traceability is discussed. This article further presents a sequential diagram to demonstrate the interaction and information exchange between the actors in the supply chain, when the traceability information is requested. An example is also illustrated for data storage using a relational database management system and information exchange using XML for the textile weaver. Finally, the article discusses challenges and future studies required to implement traceability in the textile supply chain.

Keywords
supply chain traceability, traceability framework, textile, RDBMS, XML
National Category
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (General)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-12059 (URN)10.3390/systems5020033 (DOI)000404527800009 ()
Projects
SMDTex
Available from: 2017-04-06 Created: 2017-04-06 Last updated: 2018-11-29Bibliographically approved
Cronholm, S. & Hallqvist, C. (2016). Assessment of IT Services: The Need for a Service Perspective. In: : . Paper presented at 1st ITSM Nordic Research Workshop.
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2016 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-9766 (URN)
Conference
1st ITSM Nordic Research Workshop
Available from: 2016-04-16 Created: 2016-04-16 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
Kumar, V., Ekwall, D. & Hallqvist, C. (2016). DEVELOPMENT OF TRACEABILITY FRAMEWORK FOR TEXTILE SUPPLY CHAIN. In: NOFOMA 2016 - PROCEEDINGS OF THE 28TH ANNUAL NORDIC LOGISTICS RESEARCH NETWORK CONFERENCE 8-10 JUNE 2016, TURKU, FINLAND: . Paper presented at NOFOMA 2016.
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2016 (English)In: NOFOMA 2016 - PROCEEDINGS OF THE 28TH ANNUAL NORDIC LOGISTICS RESEARCH NETWORK CONFERENCE 8-10 JUNE 2016, TURKU, FINLAND, 2016Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

ABSTRACT

Purpose

The focus of this work-in-progress is to develop a general traceability framework for the textile supply chain. Traceability is of a significant importance for the textile industry, firstly due to multiple actors’ involvement in the production and distribution, and secondly the heterogeneous nature of actors, dealing with diverse materials, including fibre spinning mills, yarn spinning mills, weaving industry and garment manufacturers. Moreover, The textile industry has seen a global shift towards recently industrialized countries; consequently, the offshore buyers have become more dependent on complex supply chains and created more information asymmetry as offshore buyers cannot directly observe the production activities of a distant manufacturer. Resulting consequences of information asymmetry can be seen in terms of counterfeit products, malpractices in production and other social and environmental issues. Moreover, textile market is a volatile market because of rapidly changing trends and consumers’ preferences, therefore inter-actor visibility of production activities is required for synchronous production to meet the market demands. Considering the above-mentioned characteristics and challenges in textile industry, this work targets to develop a traceability framework for improving supply chain visibility and integrate various actors in the textile production supply chain.

Design/methodology/approach

The traceability framework development has been divided into four steps, namely, identification of user requirement of different stakeholders in the textile supply chain, identification of different information points, traceability data modelling, and information exchange model to develop traceability among various stakeholders in the textile production supply chain. In-depth analysis was conducted for the need of traceability from various stakeholders’ perspectives in textile sectors, which include various actors in textile production and distribution, consumers and surveillance/certification authorities. An UML case diagram approach has been followed to define the traceability requirements and UML class diagram approach has been adopted for modelling traceability data.

Findings

The present traceability framework is proposed to handle traceability information and information exchange between various stakeholders in the textile production supply chain, which can not only disseminate the traceability information in the supply chain, but also helpful 704 in case of recall crisis (such as product design fault, harmful chemicals or other related issues) where surveillance authorities can track (forward traceability) and trace (for identifying the source error which resulted recall) the products in the textile supply chain for recalling. Moreover, the traceability information can be used by consumers in order to about the product and raw materials’ history.

Practical implications

Traceability works on the credibility of the organizations, which handle the traceability data. Therefore, in the real implementation, either organizations need to be transparent in terms of traceability data or third party certification/audit is required for ensuring that the traceability information provided by an organization is correct/authentic. Secondly the semantics for information exchange are required to be unified across various actors involved in traceability information storage and exchange.

Original/value

The traceability framework covers perspectives from traceability not only from various actors involved in textile supply chain, but also includes consumers therefore, traceability information is collected by this framework can be utilized from industrial as well as consumer and surveillance perspectives.

Keywords
Traceability, Textile supply chain, UML
National Category
Business Administration Computer and Information Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-10746 (URN)
Conference
NOFOMA 2016
Available from: 2016-09-25 Created: 2016-09-25 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
Radon, A., Johansson, P., Sundström, M., Alm, H., Behre, M., Göbel, H., . . . Wallström, S. (2016). What happens when retail meets research?: Special session. In: : . Paper presented at ANZMAC Conference 2016 - Marketing in a Post-Disciplinary Era, Christchurch, 5-7 December, 2016.
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2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

special session Information

We are witnessing the beginning of a seismic shift in retail due to digitalization. However, what is meant by digitalization is less clear. Sometimes it is understood as means for automatization and sometimes it is regarded as equal to e-commerce. Sometimes digitalization is considered being both automatization and e-commerce trough new technology. In recent years there has been an increase in Internet and mobile devise usage within the retail sector and e-commerce is growing, encompassing both large and small retailers. Digital tools such as, new applications are developing rapidly in order to search for information about products based on price, health, environmental and ethical considerations, and also to facilitate payments. Also the fixed store settings are changing due to digitalization and at an overall level; digitalization will lead to existing business models being reviewed, challenged and ultimately changed. More specifically, digitalization has consequences for all parts of the physical stores including customer interface, knowledge creation, sustainability performance and logistics. As with all major shifts, digitalization comprises both opportunities and challenges for retail firms and employees, and these needs to be empirically studied and systematically analysed. The Swedish Institute for Innovative Retailing at University of Borås is a research centre with the aim of identifying and analysing emerging trends that digitalization brings for the retail industry.

National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Bussiness and IT
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-11892 (URN)
Conference
ANZMAC Conference 2016 - Marketing in a Post-Disciplinary Era, Christchurch, 5-7 December, 2016
Available from: 2017-02-08 Created: 2017-02-08 Last updated: 2020-01-29Bibliographically approved
Söderström, E., Holgersson, J., Alenljung, B., Göbel, H. & Hallqvist, C. (2015). The Conceptual Confusion Around “e-service”: Practitioners Conceptions. In: Open and Big Data Management and Innovation / [ed] Marijn Janssen, Matti Mäntymäki, Jan Hidders, Bram Klievink, Winfried Lamersdorf, Bastiaan van Loenen, Anneke Zuiderwijk: . Paper presented at 14th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2015, Delft, The Netherlands, October 13–15, 2015 (pp. 366-371). Cham, Switzerland
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2015 (English)In: Open and Big Data Management and Innovation / [ed] Marijn Janssen, Matti Mäntymäki, Jan Hidders, Bram Klievink, Winfried Lamersdorf, Bastiaan van Loenen, Anneke Zuiderwijk, Cham, Switzerland, 2015, p. 366-371Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The e-service concept has been a central concern in many researchand practitioner areas in recent years. There are expectations of citizens, customers,commercial companies and public organizations of what e-services are,their functionality and benefits. However, there is conceptual confusion thatmay hamper collaboration and research viability. This paper explores the conceptualvagueness and presents an empirical investigation of how the e-serviceconcept is treated in practice, along with its kindred concept “IT service”. Resultsshow that public and commercial organizations approach e-services differently,that translation problems can cause lack of comparability in research results,and that additional concepts may be introduced instead of e-service.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham, Switzerland: , 2015
Series
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS, ISSN 0302-9743 ; 9373
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Bussiness and IT
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-5437 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-25013-7 (DOI)978-3-319-25012-0 (ISBN)
Conference
14th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2015, Delft, The Netherlands, October 13–15, 2015
Available from: 2015-12-21 Created: 2015-12-21 Last updated: 2016-01-14Bibliographically approved
Göbel, H., Cronholm, S., Hallqvist, C., Söderström, E. & Andersson, L. (2014). IT Service Management: Core Processes Aligning Business and IT. In: : . Paper presented at BIS 2014 International Workshops, Larnaca, Cyprus, May 22-23, 2014. W. Abramowicz and A. Kokkinaki (Eds.): BIS 2014 Workshops, LNBIP 183, pp. 145–155, 2014
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2014 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The problem we address is that researchers have insufficiently investigated the processes and nuances of Business and IT alignment. One attempt to tackle Business and IT alignment in a process-oriented way is to adopt the concept of IT Service Management (ITSM). However, identified challenges entails that ITSM is hard to define and that existing ITSM frameworks sometimes are considered as overly complex containing an extensive process scope, making it costly and hard to implement. The purpose of this workshop paper is to understand in what way are ITSM core processes supporting business and IT alignment? Our qualitative research approach embraced a two-phase method based on empirical studies where identified core processes were mapped using the Strategic Alignment Model. The result shows that the core of ITSM consists of five processes and that these processes somewhat constitute the bridges and interfaces that aligns Business and IT.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
W. Abramowicz and A. Kokkinaki (Eds.): BIS 2014 Workshops, LNBIP 183, pp. 145–155, 2014, 2014
Keywords
Strategic alignment model, SAM, IT service management, ITSM, IT Service Management
National Category
Information Systems Information Systems Business Administration
Research subject
Library and Information Science; Bussiness and IT
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-7267 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-11460-6_13 (DOI)2320/14444 (Local ID)2320/14444 (Archive number)2320/14444 (OAI)
Conference
BIS 2014 International Workshops, Larnaca, Cyprus, May 22-23, 2014
Funder
Knowledge FoundationRegion Västra Götaland
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Högskolan i Borås

Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
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