American Journal of Applied Sciences

A Model for Securing Sharing Information Across the Supply Chain

Malihe Manzouri, Mohd Nizam Ab Rahman, Farshad Nasimi and Haslina Arshad

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2013.253.258

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 10, Issue 3

Pages 253-258

Abstract

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is impacted by information technology both directly or indirectly. Sharing information across the supply chain not only supports internal operations but also collaboration among supply partners. So, securing information has a critical role in creating confidence in organizations to share their data across the supply chain. Purpose of this study is to propose an appropriate model for securing information across the supply chain. Reviewing the related literature, investigating the latest information technology and conducting interview with IT and SCM professionals expose the best technique of information security among supply partners. Active Directory Federation Service (ADFS) solution is proposed as the best method for securing information across the supply chain partners. The findings highlight the effective method of information security at the both level of network interconnections and software applications. This study would give invaluable information to all researchers and practitioner who investigate the information security among supply chain partners.

Copyright

© 2013 Malihe Manzouri, Mohd Nizam Ab Rahman, Farshad Nasimi and Haslina Arshad. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.