Which E-Business is Right for Your Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Management Review, 4 (3) 32-40

9 Pages Posted: 7 Jun 2016

Date Written: July/August 2000

Abstract

The internet is revolutionizing the way companies conduct business. Or is it?

A survey of companies with an online presence shows wide disparities in performance. Although Dell has used the Internet to boost revenues and earnings successfully, Amazon lost $585 million on revenues of $1.6 billion in 1999. We argue that the value of the Internet for a company strongly depends on the company’s industry and on the strategy it pursues. The big winners will likely be those that fully exploit the revenue enhancements and cost-reduction opportunities offered by the Internet and optimally integrate e-business with existing channels. Toward this end, we propose a simple framework that managers can use to select the best e-business model to enhance their supply chain’s performance.

Suggested Citation

Chopra, Sunil and Van Mieghem, Jan Albert, Which E-Business is Right for Your Supply Chain? (July/August 2000). Supply Chain Management Review, 4 (3) 32-40 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2790949

Sunil Chopra

Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management ( email )

2001 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

Jan Albert Van Mieghem (Contact Author)

Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management ( email )

2001 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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