Visibility and Information Accuracy of Coffee Supply Chain in West Java Indonesia
Azis, Anton Mulyono
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The role of information technology is very important, especially in achieving related performance to optimize supply chain management as recognized by various findings literature. The existence of computer equipment is no longer sufficient to cope with the various industry issues, especially those requiring the latest information from the aspect of visibility and information accuracy. This study focuses on the importance of visibility and accuracy of the information on the coffee supply chain and aims to identify the use of information technology to eliminate problems in the coffee industry, especially in West Java. This qualitative research utilizes descriptive data, to explain and analyze the social dynamic factors and perceptions of informants along the coffee supply chains. The study begins by compiling basic assumptions and rules of thought used in research, followed by data collection, data reduction, and categorization, analysis, interpretation, and data display, and ends with the conclusion. The data analysis used a decision-making trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL), which was used to determine the representation of critical factors, contained in the research dimensions. As a finding the coffee supply chain in West Java has not been responsive and efficient yet, so improvements need to be made to get high added value for regional economic growth. The results of the study also identified several obstacles along the supply chain and solution based on a high level of information accuracy with several challenges to utilize it, namely (1) data and information sharing, (2) forecasting optimization, and (3) collaborative planning. As a suggestion to increase visibility in supply chain management, further research is needed to create relevant software and systems to trace the solutions to the causes and challenges faced to improve the accuracy of the information and its visibility.