Business-to-Business (B2B) electronic commerce is currently taking up the majority of the commercial use of the Internet, representing about 84% of E-Commerce turnover in the European Union. Companies are primarily motivated to use the Internet by the prospect of improved efficiency.

To varying degrees, each B2B E-Market model can complement and extend traditional Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) capabilities; however, private exchanges will enable the deepest integration between a company and its trading partners.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how e-commerce affects B2B marketing and adapt processes to reflect this influence
  • Use e-markets to sell and buy in B2B situations
  • Integrate traditional markets and e-markets in order to be use resources effectively

Course Outline:

B2B Concepts & Related Issues With B2B

  • B2B E-Commerce overview
  • Key business drivers for B2B
  • Types of B2B Marketing
  • Basic types of B2B E-Marketplaces
  • Public E-Marketplace versus private E-Marketplace
  • Types of transactions in B2B
  • Supply Chain Relationships in B2B
  • Benefits & Limitation of B2B

B2B Electronic Exchanges

Sell Side Versus Buy Side (E-procurement) in B2B

  • One-To-Many: sell side E-Marketplaces in B2B
  • One-To-Many: sell side E-Marketplaces in B2B architecture
  • Sell side models and activities
  • Using intermediaries in the sell side
  • One-From-Many: buy side E-Marketplace in B2B (E-Procurement)
  • E-Procurement methods in B2B
  • Reverse auctions: buy side process/steps

B2B Networks & Supply Chain:

  • Company centered (private) networks
  • Industry wide (vertical) networks
  • Trans-Industry and global networks

How several exchanges work in one supply chain

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