Newsletter nº56 - 31/October/2005 THE IMPACT OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN THE MANAGEMENT OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN, FROM THE OUTSOURCING TO THE VIRTUAL WAREHOUSE
The Internet coming and its affirmation as mass media and sharing of information could not influence
the acts of the enterprise, which has advantage from remarkable solutions that with the time are being
found like strategic for some business functions.
This job is concentrated in the study of the consequences that Internet has brought in the Supplyings.
The function which more and more takes the advantage from the electronic services
(E-procurement) and that too much often it underrates or does not come to acquaintance
of the solutions and opportunity that the Net offers.
"The new computer science and telecommunication technologies allow the companies to create a perfectly
connection between the own activity and the external suppliers: the electronic data processing and
instantaneous feedback hold customers and suppliers in constant communication, making possible
the idea of an extended company, composed of customers and suppliers, we manage, in real time,
the daily efficacy".