UNITEC WEB TOOLS STORY AND EVOLUTION 5. Unitec Web Tools Advantages for Customers
UNITEC WEB TOOLS STORY AND EVOLUTION
5. Unitec Web Tools Advantages for Customers
Unitec-projected and designed web tools:
Customer-sized E-Catalog, which is situated in Net Sourcing, contains products used by the specific customer:
the site is so built for himself, featuring most used articles, which are up-to-dated day by day, when he uses this internet tool.
Many firms, besides having an article code and its description, have also a third code, the internal one, which is usually the warehouse code, used in internal communications, and lies also in their inquiries.
Net Sourcing is designed in order to handle the interface between this internal code and the one used by producers to identify their articles.
The most innovative Unitec idea, which won a Marino's contribution on the "Digital Economy Dictionary" (
Dizionario dell'economia digitale di Vito di Bari. Il Sole 24 Ore - Techno - I dizionari - 2002.), is the Virtual Warehouse
(Magazzino Virtuale), which has a special internet site dedicated, www.magazzinovirtuale.it.
It's based on the possibility, for many companies, to share a only virtual warehouse, which contains however real provisions, accessible by everyone in the system.
The Virtual Warehouse permit new advantages for adherents: the principal is the stock reduction, obtainable thanks to the warehouses sharing among joining companies, in which everyone is allowed to get hold of the articles he needs.
At the extreme point, the complete stockroom elimination can be supposed, applying only to the Virtual Warehouse.
All its fix expenses would so be removed, and they will be replaced by the unsteady costs due to the system manager intermediation.
The substitutes' stocks joining the Virtual Store are turned from liabilities into assets, as if the member company is in a position to sell its articles in stock, they can get profits by this operation.
In connection with the system's benefits, the single operator can move between two extreme points:
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