Reconsidering e‐business strategy and the impact on supply chains

Raffaella Cagliano (Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy)
Federico Caniato (Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy)
Gianluca Spina (Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy)

International Journal of Operations & Production Management

ISSN: 0144-3577

Publication date: 1 December 2005

Abstract

Purpose

Seeks to review the results of a paper originally published in 2003 and to evaluate what can be considered still valid and what needs to be revisited.

Design/methodology/approach

The approach is a general review and observations about the earlier work.

Findings

The focus of the earlier paper was on integration and collaboration tools, while internet B2B tools can be used also for the opposite purpose. E‐sourcing and e‐procurement tools are aimed at increasing purchasing efficiency, rather than integrating inter‐firm business processes. In general, statistics and predictions such as those discussed focus on the value of exchanges, not on the purpose of internet applications.

Originality/value

The paper provides relevance at the present stage of B2B internet applications.

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Citation

Cagliano, R., Caniato, F. and Spina, G. (2005), "Reconsidering e‐business strategy and the impact on supply chains", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 25 No. 12, pp. 1328-1332. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443570510633684

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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