e-Procurement


The concept reviews e-Procurement and the current state of its field. It explores latest technologies and demonstrates how Information Communication Technology (ICT) can be used to optimise procurement performance.

Technique Overview

e-Procurement

e-Procurement Definition

e-Procurement refers to web-based procurement networks in which one or more companies source their suppliers at the lowest costs possible (Ong, 2002). The term e-Procurement is sometimes used interchangeably with 'business marketplaces' (B2B), 'electronic supply chains', 'trading hubs', or 'trading communities'.

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Further Reading

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e-Procurement References (4 of up to 20) *

  • Aberdeen Group (2001) FedEx Taps e-Procurement To Keep Operations Soaring, Costs Grounded. Aberdeen Group Inc: Boston.
  • Ageshin, E.A. (2001) e-Procurement at Work: A Case Study. Production and Inventory Management Journal, First Quarter.
  • Barry (2011) Cash Springboard for Netalogue. Western Mail, 21 October.
  • Brull, S.V. (2000) Such Busy Bees in B2B. Business Week, March 27.

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