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E-Business in a Vendor-Customer Interface: Implications for Logistics Concerning Physical Distribution and Information Management

Orremo, Fredrik LU and Persson, Pehr-Ola (2003) 8th International Symposium on Logistics, 2003
Abstract
In today’s business environment the use of e-business is gradually becoming more common. This paper sets out to highlight the implications for logistical operations and possible future developments in a vendor-customer relationship (B2B environment) when e-business is introduced. The paper implies that use of an e-business solution does not necessarily mean any changes in the physical distribution. It also shows that reality does not always correspond to the expectations of bypassing different functions in the supply chain. Both case studies show a change in the information flow but the different steps the information goes through remain the same; hence, no prior steps are bypassed with the e-business solution. However, value can be added... (More)
In today’s business environment the use of e-business is gradually becoming more common. This paper sets out to highlight the implications for logistical operations and possible future developments in a vendor-customer relationship (B2B environment) when e-business is introduced. The paper implies that use of an e-business solution does not necessarily mean any changes in the physical distribution. It also shows that reality does not always correspond to the expectations of bypassing different functions in the supply chain. Both case studies show a change in the information flow but the different steps the information goes through remain the same; hence, no prior steps are bypassed with the e-business solution. However, value can be added to the vendor-customer relationship, i.e. increased information, online tracking of orders etc. (Less)
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E-busniess, Vendor-customer, logistics, packaging logistics, case-study
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ISL
conference name
8th International Symposium on Logistics, 2003
conference location
Seville, Spain
conference dates
2003-07-06 - 2003-07-08
language
English
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yes
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1414391b-323e-4318-8c8e-6280d2e1f95d (old id 1149979)
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2016-04-04 12:15:52
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  abstract     = {In today’s business environment the use of e-business is gradually becoming more common. This paper sets out to highlight the implications for logistical operations and possible future developments in a vendor-customer relationship (B2B environment) when e-business is introduced. The paper implies that use of an e-business solution does not necessarily mean any changes in the physical distribution. It also shows that reality does not always correspond to the expectations of bypassing different functions in the supply chain. Both case studies show a change in the information flow but the different steps the information goes through remain the same; hence, no prior steps are bypassed with the e-business solution. However, value can be added to the vendor-customer relationship, i.e. increased information, online tracking of orders etc.},
  author       = {Orremo, Fredrik and Persson, Pehr-Ola},
  booktitle    = {[Host publication title missing]},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {ISL},
  title        = {E-Business in a Vendor-Customer Interface: Implications for Logistics Concerning Physical Distribution and Information Management},
  url          = {https://lup.lub.lu.se/search/files/5965761/1149980.pdf},
  year         = {2003},
}