Supply chain management notes The Impact of Electronic Commerce on Product Management A manufacturing process is the flow of physical materials and related information from the source to the customer. Key product functions include production planning, purchasing, inventory management, distribution, customer service, and sales forecasting. This process is very important for the success of operations, whether they are manufacturers, vendors or service providers. Electronic commerce affects supply chain management in many ways. This includes: Functionality: Electronic Commerce allows shipping companies of all sizes to electronically exchange product information over the Internet. E-commerce enables shippers, freight forwarders, freight forwarders and shipping companies to improve data processing without the investment of money and time that must be made by sending information, improves business processes, accelerates the business cycle, and improves customer experience. For example, ocean carriers and partners can exchange shipping information, shipping documents, \ container messages, motor vehicle shipping instructions and other information, increasing accuracy and efficiency. The only equipment required to take advantage of this solution is a PC and an Internet browser. Changes in distribution: Electronic commerce will allow businesses to easily manage the movement of goods and information between businesses, suppliers and customers. E-commerce will close connection between the customer and the distributor. Customers can manage more complex products and information from the supply chain. Customer Orientation: E-commerce is an important link that supports transportation and transportation serves domestic and international customers. E-commerce will help company serve its customers better, make the development of e-commerce important to its business and reduce operating costs. Shipping Notice: E-commerce can help speed up the process by sending packing slips electronically prior to shipping. It also allows company to record the details of each pallet, parcel and shipment. Shipping Documentation and Labeling: The invoice process for, bills of lading will reduce the impact of the ledger as shipping labels and carrier manifests will be created; even includes special export documents required for foreign delivery. The data is reduced and the distributor does more than result. Online Shipment Search:
This allows anyone in the company to quickly access shipping information on from anywhere. Shipments can be tracked quickly and have proof of delivery. Customer load and performance can be analyzed to help customers negotiate prices and improve service.