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Some Perspectives on B2B Supply Chain Management

Andersen Consulting and Montgomery Research have teamed to publish a new book and accompanying Web site that investigate the Internet's impact on the business supply chain.

The book, "Achieving Supply Chain Excellence Through Technology, Volume 2" and its dedicated Web site report on the perspectives of leading practitioners, academics, technology providers and corporations helping to shape the future of supply chain management.

The focus is on innovations in specific industries with perspectives from leaders in the electronics and high technology, entertainment, energy, chemicals, automotive, transportation, retail, food and consumer products industries.

"e-commerce has paved the way for enhanced integration among companies and their suppliers. Effective management of these relationships has become a critical issue for companies across industries and geographies," said David L. Anderson, a partner in Andersen Consulting's Supply Chain Practice.

"Our new book and Web site (discuss) the latest concepts and technologies for leveraging the Internet to create supply chain networks that produce competitive advantages."

Topics include: Online trading exchanges; e-commerce fulfillment; collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment; Internet-enabled product design; Internet-enabled performance measurement; and Organizational performance.

Contributors include practitioners and academics from DaimlerChrysler, Harley-Davidson, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft, Commerce One, i2 Technologies, Manugistics, Moai Technologies, Peoplesoft, SAP, AMR Research, Benchmarking Partners, Cranfield University, Dartmouth College and Stanford University.