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Reverse auction e-procurement: a suppliers viewpoint

Stein, Andrew and Hawking, Paul (2002) Reverse auction e-procurement: a suppliers viewpoint. In: AusWeb02 the eighth Australian World Wide Web Conference, Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Sunshine Coast, 6 July - 10 July 2002. Ellis, Allan and Treloar, Andrew, eds. Southern Cross University, Lismore, New South Wales.

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Abstract

Procurement has been the latest process to get the “e” treatment. It is also the process of choice now for organisations seeking increased efficiencies and reduced bottom lines. E-procurement is one of the shining lights in the evolving e-business story and this paper will look at a case study of an online reverse auction where a major Australian manufacturer sources logistics services for most of its commodities. The paper presents the case of the reverse auction from the viewpoint of one supplier and looks to present the insight of a losing bidder. Small and large businesses, global organisations, Australian and multi-national business, greed, fear and avarice are all themes explored in the paper giving the “real business” perspective to a topic that often is simplified into “techno-business” jargon.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 1863844856 (CD-ROM -PC) 1863844872 (CD-ROM -MAC)
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-business, e-commerce, B2B commerce, e-procurement, business-to-business, suppliers, supply chains, supply chain management, business information systems, supplier's viewpoint, Australia
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 20 May 2014 04:10
Last Modified: 20 May 2014 04:17
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/25187
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