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The Philosophy of Supply Chain Management in the New Economy: Net Readiness in the Net Supply Chain


  • Zbigniew Pastuszak

    (Lublin University of Technology, Poland)


The internet has been described as breakthrough technology. Its use in business can drastically change the situation in the business sector leading traditional enterprise to collapse. In the era of the Digital Revolution, postindustrial society is evolving towards the information society creating the foundation of the New Economy. Its basic elements include globalization processes, massive implementation of Information Technology and the establishment of virtual enterprises. Implemented processes take the form of pro-active business that fosters innovation and personification of its market offer. Enterprises that utilize Internet infrastructure in their activities carry out a specific e-business model. Their key commodity is information. It is based on changing the traditional SCM into e-SCN as well as on creating the so-called ‘Internet value network.’ In order to be created, the enterprise has to be properly prepared for the new conditions, which is called net readiness. This article describes the characteristics of supply chains in the new economy, stresses the significance of information and effective business management in addition to a potential effect of the new economy on the market competitiveness of enterprises. Net readiness has been described here based on a study of a group of the biggest Polish businesses.

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  • Zbigniew Pastuszak, 2004. "The Philosophy of Supply Chain Management in the New Economy: Net Readiness in the Net Supply Chain," Managing Global Transitions, University of Primorska, Faculty of Management Koper, vol. 2(1), pages 15-30.
  • Handle: RePEc:mgt:youmgt:v:2:y:2004:i:1:p:15-30

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    JEL classification:

    • M00 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - General - - - General
    • L86 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Information and Internet Services; Computer Software


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