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    Discuss the conditions required for application integration.

    Briefly discuss the eight steps in developing and managing an e-supply chain.

    Why operating resource procurement is a top management issue?

    Describe the buy-side requisitioning process and buy-side requisitioning integration issues.

    Describe the four steps in the continuous planning with feedback method? What is the significance of this four-step process?

    Discuss how a company's e-commerce value proposition is linked to an e-business structural foundation.

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    The response addresses the queries posted in 1500 words with references.

    //Before writing about the conditions required for application integration, we have to understand the concept of e-Business and its importance in managing the business successfully. Then, we will discuss about the conditions required for the application integration, which will assist in understanding the incorporation of the computer applications in the business practices.//


    E-business describes the use of electronic means and platforms to conduct a company's business. The advent of the Internet has greatly improved the ability of companies to conduct their business faster, more accurately, over a wide range of time and space and at a reduced cost (Kotler, 2002). The companies generally adopt an e-business model to make significant changes in the processes of business. The strategic planning is important to plan the future of the changes as these changes can threaten the existence of the company (Wheelen & Hunger, 2004).

    Conditions required for application integration:

    Application Integration is defined as the use of software and computer system principles to incorporate a set of enterprise computer applications. It provides framework for technology for near real time processing. It is faster in marketing the adapters and reusable integrated infrastructures. Integration framework assists in reducing the complexity of creating, managing, and changing the integration solutions. The conditions that is required for this includes:

    ? Underlying platform integration technology

    ? Event integration through message broker that provides data translation

    ? Transformation and rules based routing

    ? Application interface integration provided through application adapter to package

    ? Customer application.

    //After analyzing the importance of e-Business and the conditions required for the application integration, we will discuss about the different steps in developing and managing an e-supply chain. It will assist in understanding the activities and business practices for getting success in the global market place. //

    Eight steps in developing and managing an e-supply chain.

    E-supply chain refers to the flow of physical goods and related information from the supplier to the consumer. E-supply chain activities include acquiring customer service, distribution, materials management and inventory forecasting. The steps involved in developing and managing e-supply chain are:

    1. Articulating distribution objectives and specifying the service level desired: It is necessary that the objectives of the firm are properly articulated and the service level is guaranteed in delivery the products and services through the Internet.

    2. Finding ...

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