TOWARDS AN EXTENDED ALIGNMENT MODEL FOR A COMPLETE ALIGNMENT OF MANUFACTURING INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Oscar Avila, Virginie Goepp, François Kiefer

Abstract

Today companies need flexible and adaptable Information Systems (IS) to support their business strategies and organisational processes, as well as to facilitate their adaptation to changes in environment. In particular, in the manufacturing sector companies need flexible IS to make the integration of infrastructures easier, to support production management and to be able to respond to the evolution of support technologies. To deal with these specific requirements the alignment between the manufacturing IS with the organisation's strategy and its outside environment is necessary. However, most of the research in the IS alignment field is related to the alignment of IS with the organisation's strategy, neglecting the alignment with the external environment. Thus, in order to support complete alignment of manufacturing IS we propose in this paper an extension to the Strategic Alignment Model (SAM) of Henderson and Venkatraman (1999). The extended SAM allows the definition of possible alignment perspectives that accentuate elements to be aligned and the alignment sequence. This set of perspectives and the extended SAM are a first step towards tackling the alignments with the strategy and with the environment.

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in Harvard Style

Avila O., Goepp V. and Kiefer F. (2008). TOWARDS AN EXTENDED ALIGNMENT MODEL FOR A COMPLETE ALIGNMENT OF MANUFACTURING INFORMATION SYSTEMS . In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8111-38-8, pages 231-234. DOI: 10.5220/0001691102310234


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis08,
author={Oscar Avila and Virginie Goepp and François Kiefer},
title={TOWARDS AN EXTENDED ALIGNMENT MODEL FOR A COMPLETE ALIGNMENT OF MANUFACTURING INFORMATION SYSTEMS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},
year={2008},
pages={231-234},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001691102310234},
isbn={978-989-8111-38-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
TI - TOWARDS AN EXTENDED ALIGNMENT MODEL FOR A COMPLETE ALIGNMENT OF MANUFACTURING INFORMATION SYSTEMS
SN - 978-989-8111-38-8
AU - Avila O.
AU - Goepp V.
AU - Kiefer F.
PY - 2008
SP - 231
EP - 234
DO - 10.5220/0001691102310234