Purdue University, School of IE, F 2009
IE 332 Computing in Industrial Engineering
Assignment No. 4
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Networked Computing and communication
e-Work, e-Business, and e-Commerce
Wireless, Mobile Computing
Computer software review (continue)
Simulation with AutoMod
(1) Knowledge Questions (know the answers, but do not submit.)
a) Complete question (1) (a) from Assignment No. 3 about “Review Computer Software and
Communication Networks class notes, TG2, and TG4 and know the answers to the 60 questions in the
appendix (T/F and multiple choices).”
See the appendix.
b) Questions 1, 3 “FreshDirect” case (pp. 169); which model from Table 6.1 (p. 171) is applied by
Webvan found their orders declined after they changed their fees for delivery.
They had difficulty raising cash for operations.
They didn’t consider that customers who worked would want their deliveries at
night, not during the 2 hour window that Webvan had established.
None of the executives had experience in the supermarket industry
FreshDirect could set up a blog, chat rooms, wiki for recipes, food storage ideas, food
preparation ideas, etc. to attract and keep customers interested.
c) Questions 1, 2, 5 (p. 173)
Electronic Commerce (EC) describes the buying and selling of products, services and
information via computer networks, primarily the Internet.
The term Electronic Business
attempts to expand the definition of EC to include more than buying and selling, but also
servicing customers, collaborating with business partners, and conducting electronic
transactions within an organization. In this book we use the term electronic commerce in
its broadest scope, as basically equivalent to eBusiness.
EC involves companies selling directly to consumers over the
Internet. A company that has been specifically created to do business on the Internet may
do business-to-consumer sales, or an existing company may open its own online business.
EC occurs when two or more businesses make transactions
EC occurs when consumers transact business over