Supply-Chain Council

18 December 2003

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, USA (28 November 2003)— The second annual European Awards for Excellence in Supply Chain Operations and Management were awarded during the Supply-Chain World-Europe Conference on 11 November at the Hilton Düsseldorf in Düsseldorf, Germany. The SCOR Development Excellence Award was presented to IBS for their Virtual Enterprise software solution that incorporates the Supply-Chain Council’s (SCC) Supply-Chain Operations Reference-model (SCOR).

US: Net shoppers rock retail sector

16 December 2003

More than 80m Americans are now shopping online, with more bypassing the mall to buy electronically every day. As a result, the US retail sector is starting to show the effects of what amounts to the biggest change in shopping habits since Sears Roebuck published its first mail-order catalogue.

E-Commerce Directive helping economy, says Commission

16 December 2003

Europe's economy is benefiting from the E-commerce Directive, according to a European Commission report published on Friday, which described the harmonising measure adopted in 2000 as "having a substantial and positive effect." Internal Market Commissioner Frits Bolkestein said: "The EU's Directive is helping e-commerce to take off in the Internal Market by ensuring that Europe's e-commerce entrepreneurs can take full advantage of a domestic market of more than 370 million consumers ...We now need to make sure that the Directive continues to work well over the next few years, in an enlarged European Union."

Software for viable supply chain management for SMEs

13 November 2003

Article from IST News on software for viable supply chain management for SMEs. While SMEs represent a potentially large market for Supply Chain Management (SCM) software, more than two-thirds of Europe's SMEs recently polled were unaware of suitable SCM products for their company. But IST project PRODCHAIN is developing a toolbox aimed to support SMEs trying to reorganise their customer supplier business processes so they can participate in global production networks.

IDC: European E-Fulfilment Market to Reach US $3.7 Billion by 2003

16 October 2003

The e-fulfilment market in Europe will reach US $3.7 billion by 2003, according to an iForce-sponsored IDC white paper, published Monday. By John Lewell (October 16, 2000)

IDC: E-boom fuels demand for fulfilment providers

16 October 2003

According to a new report from IDC, online sales are supposed to increase by a factor of ten over the next three years, reports Traffic World, a publication of the Journal of Commerce. (3 November 2000)

Why finance managers need to monitor e-commerce fulfilment

16 October 2003

The idea of selling groceries over the Internet has always been a bit of a puzzler, reports eCFO, a publication of The Economist Group. By Lauren Gibbons Paul 15 December 2000

Fulfillment: Rage Against the Machine

16 October 2003

Many CFOs barely look at e-fulfillment; most delegate the task entirely to executives in customer service or logistics. The result is not just angry customers, but a slower cash conversion cycle that eats away at working capital and profit margins. Lauren Gibbons Paul, eCFO December 15, 2000

Traffic World: Acquisitions penetrate logistics technology sector

16 October 2003

For some logistics technology companies, good tidings may have come too late, says Traffic World

What's the big deal with e-fulfilment?, published in CRM magazine

16 October 2003

What's the big deal with e-fulfilment? Should companies worry about this at all? Louis Fernandes explains why this paperless concept is important.

Does your Supply Chain Reflect Market Realities? by eyefortransport

16 October 2003

Global business opportunities are heading to the developing world, particularly China, opening a new frontier for multinational companies. Too often, companies try to impose Western models of commerce on developing countries, in turn becoming nothing more than corporate imperialists.

Purchasing - Research sevice

08 October 2003

Here you will find a list of articles on e-Fulfilment published by Purchasing - Research sevice.

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