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Traditional vs. Net Model

...Before widespread expansion of the Internet, most supply chains were operated according to the so-called Traditional Model, where companies doing business together did so "directly" (i.e. with separately managed links at every stage between suppliers and customers); this model is illustrated in the figure below, in which the blue lines represent information, financial, and material flows:

With the Internet emerging as an important way to conduct business, an alternative model has emerged, often called the Net Model, in which intermediate nodes link many buyers and sellers. This model is illustrated in the figure below. As we'll see later on, these intermediate nodes can be exchanges (either public or private) or e-hubs; again the blue lines represent information, financial, and material flows (although material flows may bypass the hub to minimize transportation costs)...

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Title: Internet Technologies and Supply Chain Management

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Contents

  1. Getting Started
  2. Traditional vs. Net Model
  3. Framework for Internet Impact
  4. Example: Cisco
  5. Example: Dell
  6. Example: Adaptec
  7. Examples: Zara, Texas Instruments
  8. E-Business Relationships
  9. Spot Markets vs. Contracts
  10. Spot Market Simulation
  11. Requirements
  12. Web Services
  13. RosettaNet
  14. Future Supply Chains
  15. Conclusions
  16. Test Your Knowledge
  17. Feedback
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