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The impact of e-business technologies on supply chain operations: a macroeconomic perspective

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  • Amit Basu
  • Thomas F. Siems

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New information technologies and e-business solutions have transformed supply chain operations from mass production to mass customization. This paper assesses the impact of these innovations on economic productivity, focusing on the macroeconomic benefits as supply chain operations have evolved from simple production and planning systems to today's real-time performance-management information systems using advanced e-business technologies. While many factors can influence macroeconomic variables, the impact of IT-enabled supply chains should not be overlooked. We find evidence that the impact of e-business technologies on supply chain operations have resulted in a reduced "bullwhip effect," lower inventory, reduced logistics costs, and streamlined procurement processes. These improvements, in turn, have likely helped to lower inflation, reduce economic volatility, strengthen productivity growth, and improve standards of living.

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  • Amit Basu & Thomas F. Siems, 2004. "The impact of e-business technologies on supply chain operations: a macroeconomic perspective," Working Papers 0404, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:feddwp:04-04
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    1. Daniel A. Glaser-Segura & Laurentiu Dan Anghel & Jack E. Tucci, 2006. "Supply Chain Management And The Romanian Transition," The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 8(19), pages 18-26, February.

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    Information technology ; Macroeconomics ; Productivity;

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