Gartner Research

Consolidation of Online Manufacturing Communities

Published: 24 April 2000

ID: G0087407

Analyst(s): Geraldine Cruz

Summary

Pressured by supplier reluctance to join multiple trading communities, General Motors and Ford abandoned their individual extranet and e-marketplace initiatives to join DaimlerChrysler in building a single integrated exchange. Joining exchanges has become expensive for suppliers for compliance reasons. These issues are not specific to the automotive industry and are likely to affect the trading exchange landscape in other manufacturing sectors. Dataquest advises IT vendors to prepare for future e-marketplace consolidation.

Table Of Contents
  • Unified E-Marketplaces Replace Separate Exchanges
  • Business Trend: Aggregating a Larger Supply and Demand Base
  • Dataquest Perspective

©2019 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client