Chapter 3

Extended Enterprise Integration in Supply Chain

3.1 Interenterprise Collaboration

Enterprise collaboration is a practical approach used to enhance an enterprise’s competitive advantage. Enterprise collaborations are not limited merely to the vertical collaboration between the upstream and downstream enterprises—they can also be horizontal collaborations. Enterprise collaborations can be multifaceted. Collaborations among enterprises may involve manufacturing, logistics, R&D, and many other aspects. Interenterprise collaborations are networks of enterprises that are collaborating with each other. The success of interenterprise collaborations relies on a solid establishment in a dynamically evolving extended enterprise environment. This, ...

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