Applying XML data exchange technology to the supply chain management system of the yacht industry

Wen Yen Chien, Heiu Jou Shaw, Shen Ming Wang

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In this article, Taiwan Ship Net is proposed to be a portal Web site of the Taiwan yacht industry. By using Microsoft Distributed interNet Application (DMA) and Active Service Page (ASP), the supply chain management system, consisting of three sections, shipyards, suppliers, and administrator, exchanges and transfers the information of enterprise's system. Through applying XML to conduct the information exchange, we integrate the formats of orders for several yacht manufacturers and suppliers, develop the system of placing orders online, and edit XML documents to exchange the information in the system. E-catalogs that are easy to preserve and update will replace the traditional paper catalogs hereafter. The various demands of accessories will result in an increase in the costs of production and logistics. Through this system, yacht manufacturers can search the material of E-catalogs and purchase online directly. Meanwhile, it will allow the suppliers to update the E-catalogs regularly to be more competitive in the market. Taiwan Ship Net can provide the newest information to foreign customers and communicate with all yacht companies, equipment suppliers, and manufacturers in Taiwan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-14
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Ship Production
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Feb

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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