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The Handbook of 21st Century Management provides authoritative insight into the key issues for students in college or corporate courses with a particular emphasis on the current structure of the topic in the literature, key threads of discussion and research on the topic, and emerging trends. This resource is useful in structuring exciting and meaningful papers and presentations and assists readers in deciding on management areas to take elective coursework in or to orient themselves towards for a career. Indeed, familiarity with many of the topics in this Handbook would be very useful in job interviews for positions in business.

Chapter 42: Improving Supply-Chain Information Velocity, Product Customization, and Cost through Extended Enterprise Applications

Improving Supply-Chain Information Velocity, Product Customization, and Cost through Extended Enterprise Applications
Improving supply-chain information velocity, product customization, and cost through extended enterprise applications

Globalization has resulted in increasing competitiveness in today's supply-chain. Such an environment called for greater integration to coordinate with national and international business partners. The term extended enterprise (ERPII) was a new concept introduced by the Gartner Group in 2000 to label the latest extensions to the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system (Classe, 2001), which includes integration and sharing of accurate information about orders and inventory across the supply-chain, enabled by the newly emerged Internet technologies. However, the ERP acronym has persisted as the most widely used term to describe this wide phenomenon (Sarpola, 2003).

This chapter explores the value of a new ...

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