One of the main reasons that e-commerce has affected supply chain management is because e-commerce has drastically changed the way that consumers purchase goods, including the basic processes that consumers now use to make their purchase selections. Consumers can now research products to an even greater extent, and compare purchases in a way that would have been both time consuming and unrealistic before the advent of e-commerce. This has monumentally changed what once existed as product driven supply chains and resulted in consumer focused supply chains. The specific areas of the supply chain that have ...
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.