Electronic Commerce and Supply Chain Management at 'The Swatch Group'

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Abstract

Electronic commerce (EC) and supply chain management (SCM) are two Business Networking strategies that are enjoying widespread popularity. Both are concepts designed to sustain networking among businesses and as such are attracting considerable management attention these days. This is explained by the substantial growth in electronic sales that is expected to take place in the coming years. According to [Forrester 1998] five percent of all global sales will be through electronic media by 2003. While EC is often put on a level with such sales solutions as electronic catalogs, malls and auctions, all sales involve supply chain activities as well. The latter cover the entire production process from procurement to distribution and for some products at least have reached a remarkable degree of sophistication. Examples are immaterial products (e.g. news, and software) as well as some physical products, such as CDs, books or computers. Compared to the potential of physical products, electronic sales are still negligible. Prominent exceptions, such as Dell or Cisco, have had a measure of success due to their efficient link to EC and supply chain solutions. But for many companies this still remains an intricate task. This is because the solutions for EC and SCM have evolved from different backgrounds: The former from sales and marketing and the latter from physical logistics, production and materials management.

Authors Alt, Rainer; Grünauer, Karl-Maria; Reichmayr, Christian & Zurmühlen, Rudolf
Editors Österle, Hubert; Fleisch, Elgar & Alt, Rainer
Research Team IWI2
Language German
Subjects information management
HSG Classification not classified
Refereed No
Date 2000
Publisher Springer
Place of Publication Berlin
Page Range 127-142
Title of Book Business Networking : Shaping Enterprise Relationships on the Internet
ISBN 978-3-642-98078-7
Publisher DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-98076-3_6
Depositing User Christian Reichmayr
Date Deposited 06 Dec 2003 10:39
Last Modified 30 Mar 2016 12:48
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/213434

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Alt, Rainer; Grünauer, Karl-Maria; Reichmayr, Christian & Zurmühlen, Rudolf: Electronic Commerce and Supply Chain Management at 'The Swatch Group'. In Österle, Hubert; Fleisch, Elgar & Alt, Rainer (ed.): Business Networking : Shaping Enterprise Relationships on the Internet. Berlin : Springer, 2000, S. 127-142.

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