Increasing Supply Chain Eficiency

Introduction

The role of the information technology organization in supporting business-to-business (B2B) commerce can be summed up in two words: global marketplace. Today’s business environment is international in scope and continuous in pace. Add to that the fact that a single entity in a supply chain can represent all three roles of commerce—customer, supplier and partner—and the complications inherent in implementing and maintaining an IT system to support B2B commerce are apparent.