Electronic Commerce Research

, Volume 1, Issue 1–2, pp 15–31 | Cite as

Decision Support for Managing an Electronic Supply Chain

  • Pinar Keskinocak
  • Richard Goodwin
  • Frederick Wu
  • Rama Akkiraju
  • Sesh Murthy


The growth of the Internet and electronic commerce opens new venues for companies to create flexible supply chains by offering high-speed communication and tight connectivity. To take full advantage of these new opportunities, companies need to be able to respond quickly to opportunities as they arise and make smart decisions taking into account the vast amount of data now available. We describe a decision support system which helps companies in making decisions about purchasing, manufacturing or promotions, while considering supplies and demands posted on the Internet, in addition to their own inventory, capacity and demand. The decision support system is currently being tested within an electronic marketplace we built for paper products, which went online in September 1999.

e-commerce electronic market places multi-attribute search matching 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pinar Keskinocak
    • 1
  • Richard Goodwin
    • 2
  • Frederick Wu
    • 3
  • Rama Akkiraju
    • 4
  • Sesh Murthy
    • 5
  1. 1.School of Industrial and Systems EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.IBM T.J. Watson Research CenterYorktown HeightsUSA
  3. 3.IBM T.J. Watson Research CenterYorktown HeightsUSA
  4. 4.IBM T.J. Watson Research CenterYorktown HeightsUSA
  5. 5.IBM T.J. Watson Research CenterYorktown HeightsUSA

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