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The emergence of electronic Business, or e-Business, has changed the operations and contents of traditional supply chain management or SCM. e-Business not only makes the operation of SCM more effective, but also plays the role of a major driving force to induce the development of new features of SCM by destroying the rules and orders that once governed and controlled SCM in the past. Based on this understanding, this paper focuses on studying how e-Business has changed the ways SCM creates added values in the following areas: the nature and contents, steps, fields and structures of value chains comprising SCM. To this end, this paper first divides overall development of supply chains into three stages. Then, detailed analysis of the features, development processes and characters of each development stage shall be discussed to identify the factors driving the changes. In addition, the types of developments shall be identified and discussed.