Intelirel's Transition to E-Business: Optimizing the Combination of Electronic Data Exchange and the Internet
International Journal of Cases on Electronic Commerce, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 46-60
25 Pages Posted: 18 Dec 2005
Intelirel is a U.S. based multinational corporation that produces a variety of items with apparel as one of the business divisions. This case provides an overview of Intelirel's transition to electronic business (e-business) of its apparel division. The company introduced the Electronic Data Exchange (EDI) technologies in the mid-1980s. Before starting the implementation of e-business technologies in the late-1990s, the company conducted extensive surveys to assess the attractiveness and convertibility of its various market segments. The analysis of the surveys indicated that a strategic imperative for the company is to optimally combine EDI and the Internet so as to reap the benefits of both technologies.
Keywords: Electronic Data Exchange , Internet , e-commerce, apparel
JEL Classification: O33
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