Supply Chain Management: A Case Study of Using EDI and Bar Code Information Technology


Wei-Ya Wu

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


This research addresses the impact of various practices in supply chain management with EDI and barcoding information technology. While EDI represents the state of art in business forms exchange, bar code represents the state of the art in data collection. Together, these two business solutions, targeted at purchasing, receiving and shipping systems, allow everyone to operate more efficiently and profitably, while reacting more quickly and providing the best customer service available. A case study which examines the effects of EDI and Electronic Order System (EOS) technology at Kang Kuo Company in Republic of China (ROC) is presented. This case study of the Kang Kuo Company provides insights into the use of information technologies through the supply chain in a Taiwan company. By implementing EDI, Barcoding, POS, EOS systems, the Kang Kuo Company has embraced the supply chain management and Quick Response strategies to boost their competitiveness, productivity, and profitability.

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DTIC Accession Number

ADA326708 (incomplete file at DTIC)


Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Logistics and Acquisition Management of the Air Force Institute of Technology.

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