Published: 12 December 2000
Analyst(s): Barbara A. Kelly
Business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce is transforming the way care delivery organizations manage the procurement and payment of supplies. As traditional materials management information systems give way to Web-enabled supply chain management (SCM) applications, CDOs are realizing lower supply costs, faster delivery, and streamlined procurement and payment processing. SCM expands materials management beyond the boundaries of the CDO to encompass suppliers, distributors, and manufacturers.
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