The purpose of this paper is to show how the functionality of electronic marketplaces can facilitate collaborative supply chain planning. Supply chain planning processes are identified and analysed using a supply chain management focus. The paper also gives a brief introduction to a framework for supply chain management and to the typical structure of electronic marketplaces. Furthermore, three collaborative supply chain planning scenarios are defined, and it is shown how collaborative supply chain planning typically could be implemented on an electronic marketplace by the means of a Web-based demonstration. As such, the paper shows how electronic marketplaces can be used to enable supply chain integration.
Integrated Manufacturing Systems – Emerald Publishing
Published: Dec 1, 2002
Keywords: Production planning; Internet; Business development; Business‐to‐business marketing