Reengineering Assembly, Warehouse and Billing Processes, for Electronic Commerce Using “Merge-in-Transit”
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This paper investigates merge-in-transit as an approach to reengineering assembly, warehouse and billing processes for electronic commerce. Merge-in-transit is defined and some examples are given to illustrate its use. Processes necessary to accomplish merge-in-transit are developed, while advantages and disadvantages of merge-in-transit are studied. Additional issues arising from merge-in-transit also are studied: Merge-in-transit software is discussed; new measures necessary for merge-in-transit are examined; the effects of merge-in-transit on others in the current supply chain are also examined.
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