Journal of International Information Management


The. primary purpose of this paper is to explore Microsoft's platform - .Net, Web services, and XML for supply chain management. The following topics are studied: 1) The development of scripting languages for a supply chain management application; 2) The use of XML to enhance compatibility of the scripted applications; and 3) The implementation issues of Microsoft .Net platform. To answer the research questions, a technique similar to content analysis is used in this study. Seventeen case studies regarding the implementation of the .Net Web Services are examined.