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e-business in the Greek Apparel Industry: A proposed business model

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This paper presents a proposed business model for Virtual Organisations of the Greek Apparel Industry. It covers aspects such as subcontracted production, electronic business enabled information flow and dynamic relationships between business processes and partners built on various standards and rules. Initially, the supporting systems used from the companies operating in the Apparel industry are determined (Systems View). The next step is the elaboration of the core processes presented with the use of a business model (Process View). Each of these processes is further analysed with the use of process charts. The enabling e-business technologies for the efficient realisation of the identified activities are highlighted, integrating the process and the systems view. The constructed business model was based on the experience gained from reengineering efforts in four companies operating in the Greek Apparel Industry.

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Tatsiopoulos, I.P., Ponis, S.T. & Panayiotou, N.A. e-business in the Greek Apparel Industry: A proposed business model. Oper Res Int J 2, 93–108 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02940124

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Keywords

  • Business model
  • Apparel industry
  • e-business technologies