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Use the Internet to research at least three new e-Commerce applications that have had a significant impact on supply chain management. Please respond to the following:

Supply Chains
Compare the most significant challenges of managing the supply chain for a manufacturing company to that of a service company, and determine which is the most challenging to manage effectively. Provide specific examples to support your response.

From the above-Activity, analyze the ways in which e-Commerce has impacted supply chain management and predict what additional changes you can expect to see in the next 20 years. Explain your rationale.

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Some of the new e-commerce applications that have significantly affected supply chain management in the recent times include web and mobile based applications that allow seamless tracking of goods from anywhere across the globe. Similarly, cloud based applications allow users of supply chain management systems to upload data from anywhere on the cloud or web. Employees and customers are able to access such data via their handheld or mobile devices or systems connected to the internet from anywhere. The increasing use of smartphone and tablet PC's connected via Wi-Fi or mobile networks have resulted in the development of supply chain management solutions for the mobile devices, which has revolutionized the management of supply chain management activities such as inventory management, transfer of documents, data uploading, mobile payment for customers, etc. For service companies, E-commerce has been particularly revolutionary in terms of providing remote connectivity for delivery of ...

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Supply Chains
Compare the most significant challenges of managing the supply chain for a manufacturing company to that of a service company, and determine which is the most challenging to manage effectively. Provide specific examples to support your response.

From the above-Activity, analyze the ways in which e-Commerce has impacted supply chain management and predict what additional changes you can expect to see in the next 20 years. Explain your rationale.

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