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2010 IEEE 7th International Conference on E-Business Engineering (2010)
Shanghai, China
Nov. 10, 2010 to Nov. 12, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-7695-4227-0
pp: 83-90
As a new type of management pattern, "cluster supply chain" (CSC) can help SMEs to face the global challenges through all kinds of collaboration. However, a major challenge in implementing CSC is the gap between theory and practice in the field. The adoption of "service" technologies has driven a process of transforming core enterprise-centric collaboration into service system-centric collaboration. In an effort to provide a better understanding of this emerging transition, this paper presents two key elements of cluster supply chain, including: the description for cluster supply chain alliance (CSA), and the enabling technologies of service supporting system. The transformations and consequences of CSC are illustrated in the context of Jingcheng mechanical & electrical holding co., ltd.(JCH). The experience of JCH suggests that cluster supply chain has propelled a structural change in buyers-intermediaries-sellers relationships, and accelerated internationalization of small- and medium-sized enterprises.
Cluster Supply Chain, Cluster Supply Chain Alliance, Enterprise collaboration, Service System

B. Huang, X. Xue and T. Wang, "A Systematic Analysis of Cluster Supply Chain Alliance and Its Service Infrastructures," 2010 IEEE 7th International Conference on E-Business Engineering(ICEBE), Shanghai, China, 2010, pp. 83-90.
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