Gartner Research

E-Commerce Models in Manufacturing

Published: 06 March 2000

ID: G0086087

Analyst(s): William J. Radtke, Susan Cournoyer


Manufacturers are embracing e-commerce as a means to compete in a new landscape unencumbered by size or geography. As e-commerce evolves within the manufacturing community, differing models are being developed in various sectors to harness business benefits and in some cases to minimize risk. This Perspective identifies the models and provides examples of the IT vendor relationship within each.

Table Of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Business Trend
    • End-User-Driven Models
    • Vendor-Driven Models
  • Dataquest Perspective
    • Dataquest Recommendations

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