Influence of Ec on Transfer

 Impact of Ec about Transport Exploration Paper

JOINT OECD/ECMT WORKSHOP

PARIS – 5-6 06 2001

THE IMPACT OF E-COMMERCE ON TRAVEL

Session one particular: E-COMMERCE - A STOCK-TAKE

Paper prepared by the OECD Secretariat

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Understanding of the idea of e-commerce.............................................................................. 3 Definition of web commerce.................................................................................................................. 3 Top features of e-commerce..................................................................................................................... several

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Implications for transfer............................................................................................................... 5 Effects for business – a new organization strategy........................................................................ your five Concern of travel being a logjam for web commerce development.......................................... a few Impacts upon transport require............................................................................................................. 6 Affects on get-togethers in the source chain............................................................................................... 6th Impacts about distribution....................................................................................................................... 7

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Policy implications............................................................................................................................ 8 Present authorities actions................................................................................................................ eight Transport procedures in the future.......................................................................................................... on the lookout for

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Understanding of the idea of e-commerce

Definition of e-commerce E-commerce simply defined is any way of using electronic communications and computer technology to conduct organization, but the many eye-catching advancements of e-commerce are associated with the internet. 10 years ago the world wide web world-wide experienced under a few million users and it had no applications involving ecommerce. By 1999, its usage had elevated over 80-fold and in regards to quarter of these users had been purchasing on-line to a worth of about US$110 billion dollars. If this expected quick growth goes on by june 2006, e-commerce deals between businesses (B2B) and from businesses to customers (B2C) is going to represent 5% of the transactions in each one of the two groups. These groups constitute the important thing areas of advancement and improvement. Overall a global internet overall economy could quickly be well worth about 5% of the world's GDP. This phenomenal growth of the world wide web provides enabled it to be utilized both being a trading platform as a supply chain management (SCM) principle. The nature of the trading platform may simply signify an advertisements facility or perhaps, at the different extreme, become an interactive site by which consumers can easily shop or bid by auctions in a global level, resulting in close interaction of supply and demand. It can be this trading platform usage that is usually referred to as e-commerce but the impact on SCM is also essential, especially when considering its implications for transportation. Features of ecommerce The development of e-commerce has many features. (1) Involvement of small corporations E-commerce allows small companies to be associated with electronic transactions and thus operate in a world-wide marketplace. The concept of electronic business transaction itself are at least two decades old. Electronic data interchange (EDI) technology allowed significant companies that may afford the expenditure in components and specific software to send messages to each other for putting orders and managing shipping. Stock arrays could be cut significantly and Just-in-Time (JIT) ordering devices saved large sums within the cost of possessing...