This paper explores the development of Supply Chain Management studies and identifies three eras: Creation, Integration, and Globalization. The study then focuses on the development of supply chain management in the integration era, and specifically on the identified gap in adoption of web based processes. Electronic Market places are introduced as one of the web based tools that can help with the integration of inter and intra organizational supply chains. We proposed a transition model that organizations go through during the adoption of electronic market places. We describe our proposed transition model and highlight the importance of readiness analysis and success factors of electronic marketplace adoption.
Lavassani, Kayvan; Movahedi, Bahar; and Kumar, Vinod, "Transition to B2B e-Marketplace Enabled Supply Chain: Readiness Assessment and Success Factors" (2008). CONF-IRM 2008 Proceedings. 59.