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Title: B2B e-commerce : transforming clothing supply chain in the digital era
Authors: Ho,D CK
Au, KF
Newton, EW
Keywords: Electronic commerce
Business-to-business
Electronic hub
Clothing supply chain
Issue Date: 2001
Source: The 6th Asian Textile Conference : Innovation & Globalization, proceedings, Hong Kong, August 22-24, 2001 (VCD) How to cite?
Abstract: E-commerce has grown rapidly in the past few years. Although some businesses focusing on online consumer market are experiencing a difficult time in the recent shakeout, business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce has been considered to possess tremendous potential for growth. With an increasing demand for harnessing the Internet to seize more business opportunities, a handful of Hong Kong-based B2B web sites focusing on textile and clothing trading have been launched lately. In this paper, the development of these B2B e-commerce initiatives is presented, and their impact on the organization and operation of the clothing supply chain is described. Future development of B2B e-commerce is also presented. It is suggested that members of the clothing supply chain have to align their businesses in both physical and virtual space swiftly in order to thrive on the advancement of information technology to improve their competitiveness. In particular, small companies can take full advantage of the resources and capabilities of the virtual intermediaries to develop their international business rapidly.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/37545
ISBN: 962-367-279-7
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