Gartner Research

Consolidation of Online Manufacturing Communities

Published: 24 April 2000

ID: G0087407

Analyst(s): Geraldine Cruz


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

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