Suppliers aren't ready for e-commerce, according to results of a recent survey. Business to business communication is forecast to increase tenfold in two years, yet most suppliers are content to wait for OEM orders, rather than chart their own e-commerce strategy, says Gary Baker of Arthur Andersen which did the supplier e-business assessment. In addition, suppliers are not developing an aggressive payback period to reap the benefits of the OEM-dictated investment, Mr. Baker says. The ...

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