Chapter 8 E-Supply Chain, Collaborative Commerce, and Intrabusiness Ec

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Chapter 8
E-Supply Chain, Collaborative Commerce, and Intrabusiness EC

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:
1. Define e-supply chain and describe its characteristics and components.
2. List supply chain problems and their causes.
3. List solutions to supply chain problems provided by EC.
4. Define c-commerce and list its major types.
5. Describe collaborative planning and Collaboration, Planning, Forecasting and Replenishing (CPFR), and list their benefits.
6. Define intrabusiness EC and describe its major activities.
7. Discuss integration along the supply chain.
8. Understand corporate portals and their types and roles.
9. Describe e-collaboration tools such as workflow and groupware.

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Section 8.4 Review Questions

1. Define collaborative planning.

In collaborative planning, business partners–manufacturers, suppliers, distribution partners, and other partners–all have real-time access to point-of-sale order information.

2. Define CPFR and describe its advantages.

A project in which suppliers and retailers collaborate in their planning and demand forecasting to optimize flow of materials along the supply chain. This process helps improve integration and reduces costs and increases speed.

3. Describe APS efforts.

Programs that use algorithms to identify optimal solutions to complex planning problems that are bound by constraints.

4. Describe PLM.

Business strategy that enables manufacturers to control and share product-related data as a part of product design and development efforts.

Section 8.5 Review Questions

1. What is an internal supply chain?

An internal supply chain is the flow of materials from business unit to business unit.

2. List the major intrabusiness EC categories.

The major categories include business-to-employee, business unit-to-business unit, and business employee-to-business employee.

3. Describe B2E EC.

B2E EC is when an organization delivers products or services to its employees.

4. Describe EC activities among business units.

EC activities among business units usually involve strategic business units interfacing with each other.

5. Describe EC among corporate employees. Can you think of additional activities
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