Best Practices in Leveraging E-Business Technologies to Achieve Business Agility

Best Practices in Leveraging E-Business Technologies to Achieve Business Agility

Ehap H. Sabri (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-180-3.ch014
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Abstract

This chapter explains the best practice in implementing e-business Technologies to achieve business cost reduction and business agility. Many companies started to realize that gaining competitive advantage is no longer feasible by only managing their own organizations; it also requires getting involved in the management of all upstream supply organizations as well as the downstream network. E-business technologies present huge opportunities that are already being tapped by several companies and supply chains. Although the benefits of implementing e-business technologies are clear, enterprises struggle in integrating e-business technologies into supply-chain operations. The author illustrates the strategic and operational impact of e-business technologies on supply chains and explains the performance benefits and challenges firms should expect in implementing these technologies. Also, the author provides the best-practice framework in leveraging e-business applications to support process improvements in order to eliminate non-value-added activities and provide real-time visibility and velocity for the supply chain. Finally, this chapter presents the future trends of using e-business in transformation programs.

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Acknowledgments
Robin Qiu
Chapter 1
Robin G. Qiu
In this information era, both business and living communities are truly IT driven and service oriented. As the globalization of the world economy... Sample PDF
Information Technology as a Service
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Chapter 2
Wei Zhao, Jun-Jang Jeng, Lianjun An, Fei Cao, Barret R. Bryant, Rainer Hauser, Tao Tao
Multisourced and federated business operations and IT services are the backbone of today’s enterprise. However, in most companies, there exists a... Sample PDF
Aligning Business Processes with Enterprise Service Computing Infrastructure
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Chapter 3
Jan vom Brocke
This chapter addresses service-oriented information systems from a management perspective. It is evident that running a service-oriented enterprise... Sample PDF
Service Portfolio Measurment (SPM): Assessing Financial Performance of Service-Oriented Information Systems
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Chapter 4
Raghvinder S. Sangwan
In an era of global economy, an enterprise must demonstrate agility in order to stay competitive. Agility requires continuous monitoring of the... Sample PDF
Requirements Engineering for Integrating the Enterprise
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Chapter 5
Dickson K.W. Chiu, S.C. Cheung, Ho-fung Leung
In a service-oriented enterprise, the professional workforce such as salespersons and support staff tends to be mobile with the recent advances in... Sample PDF
Mobile Workforce Management in a Service-Oriented Enterprise: Capturing Concepts and Requirements in a Multi-Agent Infrastructure
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Marten van Sinderen, João Paulo Andrade Almeida, Luís Ferreira Pires, Dick Quartel
This chapter aims at characterizing the concepts that underlie a model-driven service-oriented approach to the design of enterprise applications.... Sample PDF
Designing Enterprise Applications Using Model-Driven Service-Oriented Architectures
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Chapter 7
Jean-Jacques Dubray
The Web, as a ubiquitous distributed computing platform, has changed dramatically the way we build information systems, evolving from monolithic... Sample PDF
A Composite Application Model for Building Enterprise Information Systems in a Connected World
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Chapter 8
Xiang Gao, Jen-Yao Chung
In this chapter we present a three-point service-oriented conceptual design and modeling methodology for Web-service composition based on the... Sample PDF
Three-Point Service-Oriented Design and Modeling Methodology for Web Services Composition
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Chapter 9
Sushant Goel, Rajkumar Buyya
Effective data management in today’s competitive enterprise environment is an important issue. Data is information, and information is knowledge.... Sample PDF
Data Replication Strategies in Wide-Area Distributed Systems
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Chapter 10
Yuhong Yan, Matthias Klein
Web services and ebXML are modern integration technologies that represent the latest developments in the line of middleware technologies and... Sample PDF
Web Services vs. ebXML: An Evaluation of Web Servicesand ebXML for E-Business Applications
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Chapter 11
Zhijun Zhang
The advancement of technologies to connect people and objects anywhere has provided many opportunities for enterprises. This chapter will review the... Sample PDF
Leveraging Pervasive and Ubiquitous Service Computing
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Chapter 12
Jia Zhang, Carl K. Chang, Seong W. Kim
The emerging paradigm of Web services opens a new way of engineering enterprise Web applications via rapidly developing and deploying Web... Sample PDF
A Petri Net-Based Specification Model Towards Verifiable Service Computing
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Chapter 13
Mariagrazia Dotoli, Maria Pia Fanti, Carlo Meloni, Mengchu Zhou
This chapter proposes a three-level decision-support system (DSS) for integrated e-supply-chains (IESCs) network design and reconfiguration based on... Sample PDF
Service Computing for Design and Reconfiguration of Intgrated E-Supply Chains
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Chapter 14
Ehap H. Sabri
This chapter explains the best practice in implementing e-business Technologies to achieve business cost reduction and business agility. Many... Sample PDF
Best Practices in Leveraging E-Business Technologies to Achieve Business Agility
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Zakaria Maamar
This chapter presents two research projects applying context in Web services. A Web service is an accessible application that other applications and... Sample PDF
Concepts and Operations of Two Research Projects on Web Services and Context at Zayed University
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