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Applications of e-commerce across the manufacturing supply chain to achieve the promise of e-manufacturing

Wang, Ying (2008) Applications of e-commerce across the manufacturing supply chain to achieve the promise of e-manufacturing. Doctoral thesis, University of Huddersfield.

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    Abstract

    New approaches to the development of manufacturing strategies based on improved
    supply chain performance have made great progress. This research is undertaken to
    investigate the use of the internet and web technologies to enhance supply chain
    agility so the manufacturer is able to cope with make-to-order processing without
    facing a panic of late delivery.

    E-manufacturing is a recent concept developed to achieve higher levels of supply
    chain integration and agility with the help of the internet. Its scope is greater than ebusiness
    and the supply chain. The use of the internet to optimise the customeroriented
    supply chain, the use of the website for more than e-commerce known as
    buying and selling, these developments are immature.

    As a result of a review of the literature and eight case studies, this research develops
    close-up views on the following three aspects that lead to the successful
    implementation of e-manufacturing in Business to Business (B2B) and Business to
    Customers (B2C): (1) Requirement specification; (2) Modules development; (3)
    Implementation methodology. The implementation of e-manufacturing enables the
    manufacturer to tie up with its supply chain existing partners and potential partners as
    an entity toward the same objectives, and brings maximum benefits to each
    participant. The fulfilment of web technologies creates web surroundings which
    provide the small company with an opportunity to be involved with the large
    enterprise’s e-commerce systems.

    Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
    Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
    Depositing User: Ian Pitchford
    Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2009 10:50
    Last Modified: 28 Jul 2010 19:49
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/6134

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