The Supply Chain Network at Internet Speed: Preparing Your Company for the E-commerce Revolution
Fred A. Kuglin
1 Jan 2000
"The power of technology is completely transforming business operations, radically boosting speed, efficiency, and shareholder value. One of the newest and most promising applications of electronic technology is in supply chain management, the distinctly unglamorous but absolutely essential steps that take place between procuring raw materials and shipping final products. For executives and managers involved in manufacturing supply chains--whether suppliers, manufacturing assemblers, wholesalers/distributors, retailers, or transportation providers--this practical, step-by-step guide explains how to create cost-effective, state-of-the-art fulfillment capabilities. Packed with relevant examples, each chapter focuses on improving supply chain technology, processes, and people in specific industries, including: * Retail * Consumer products * E-trading communities * High-tech manufacturing * Hosted applications * Automotive * E-exchanges * Oil and gas * Transportation * E-business front-end * Health care pharmaceuticals, and more."