Web Based Model for Information Supply Chain

Web Based Model for Information Supply Chain

Manjunath Ramachandra (MSR School of Advanced Studies, Philips, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-888-8.ch001
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Advances in the web technologies and signal processing have resulted in their extensive usage in all walks of life. Although independent, these great technologies often cross each other when it comes to the realization of applications suitable for the current requirements. The present day requirements for information have changed drastically in terms of time, quality and quantity. In this chapter, the usage of these technologies for information supply chain management is explored. It forms the foundation for the rest of the chapters in this book.
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Electronic supply chain, often called e- supply chain integrates the e- commerce with the supply chain. The supply chain spans a source, distributor, retailer and the end customer. With the evolution of the World Wide Web, the components of the supply chain often referred as ‘players’ in the book, exchange vital information over the internet, leading to the paradigm of i-supply chain. The ‘i’ factor is absorbed throughout this book.

Before placing the aforementioned vital information or the data over the internet, it is required to process the same in to a useable form. It requires a spectrum of data processing techniques introduced in different chapters of this book. To start with, this chapter blends the distinct technologies of World Wide Web and the signal processing. Rest of the chapters in the book extensively makes use of the concepts introduced here.

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