Communications on Advanced Computational Science with Applications

Volume 2016, No. 1 (2016), Pages 47-56

Article ID cacsa-00053, 10 Pages

doi: 10.5899/2016/cacsa-00053


Research Article


The effect of information systems on the supply chain sustainability using DEMATEL method


Mohammadreza Shahriari1 *, Nazanin pilevari2, Zahra Gholami3


1Faculty of Management, South Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2Department of Industrial Management, Yadegare Imam Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

3Department of Information Technology Management, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


* Corresponding author. Email address: Shahriari.mr@gmail.com


Received: 29 October 2015; Accepted: 12 February 2016


Copyright © 2016 Mohammadreza Shahriari, Nazanin pilevari and Zahra Gholami. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Stakeholder pressure from investors, shareholders, customers and nonprofits to push sustainability into the supply chain has significantly increased in recent years. Information systems are also one the inseparable parts of any company and organization. The relationship between this two has not been investigated in any research; in this paper we analyzed the effect of the information systems on the supply chain sustainability and Mobarakeh Steel Company was selected as the case study. Data was obtained through professional interviews with 32 experts and top managers of this company and then was analyzed by using DEMATEL method. Results showed that E-business, E-commerce and JIT are the most effective information systems on the supply chain sustainability and economical and environmental factors are the most affectable factors of the sustainable supply chain.


Keywords: Information systems; Sustainable supply chain; DEMATEL; E-Business; Environmental performance.


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