E-Distribution by Barry LawrenceE-Distribution by Barry Lawrence


byBarry Lawrence, Daniel F. Jennings, Brian E. Reynolds

Hardcover | July 25, 2002

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E-Distribution provides an understanding of the role of the distributor in the supply chain and presents an E-Business Model that allows the integration of the customer into the distributor's operations. E-Distribution was developed from nine research projects that were funded by business firms and industry associations. E-Distribution provides information on how forecasting, purchasing, decision-making, inventory management, and vendor relationships can be accomplished within an e-commerce environment. The text stresses the importance of e-commerce and developing contemporary distribution models to leverage the power of technology within business distribution systems.
F. Barry Lawrence is an assistant professor with the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University. He has extensive industry experience in both retail and wholesale sales. Lawrence holds a Ph.D. in operations management from Texas A&M University, a M.B.A. from Southwest Texas State Univers...
Title:E-DistributionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 10.1 × 8.1 × 1 inPublished:July 25, 2002Publisher:South-Western College PubLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0324121717

ISBN - 13:9780324121711


Table of Contents

Part 1: New Distribution Strategies Chapter 1. The Changing Face of DistributionChapter 2. Strategic Supply Chain Management for Distribution Chapter 3. Tactical Planning for Modern Distribution Part 2: The E-Channel Chapter 4. The E-Business ModelChapter 5. Distribution Sales and Marketing Under E-Business Chapter 6. Using E-Business Tools to Integrate the Customer into the Distributor''''s Operations Chapter 7. E-Business Tools for B2B Transactions Part 3: Forecasting, Purchasing, and Planning with E-Business Tools Chapter 8. Forecasting in an Information Rich Environment Chapter 9. Scientific Purchasing Enabled by Improved Information Chapter 10. System Visibility: Tracking, Measuring, and Improving Inventory Management Part 4: Supply Chain Management and E-Business Chapter 11. Standardization and Vendor Relationships Chapter 12. The Distribution/Logistics Scorecard: Performance Metrics in the Connected World Chapter 13. Developing an E-Business Strategy Chapter 14. Small Distributor Case Studies in E-Distribution Chapter 15. Large Distributor Case Studies in E-Distribution