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Purdue University, School of IE, F 2009 IE 332 Computing in Industrial Engineering 1 Assignment No. 4 Due Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 Topic: Networked Computing and communication Reading: Chapter 6. e-Work, e-Business, and e-Commerce Chapter 7. Wireless, Mobile Computing TG2 Computer software review (continue) Lab: 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 FreshDirect? 1. 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 3. 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) 1. 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. 2. Business-to-consumer 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. Business-to-business EC occurs when two or more businesses make transactions electronically. Consumer-to-consumer EC occurs when consumers transact business over
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Purdue University, School of IE, F 2009 IE 332 Computing in Industrial Engineering 2 sites which allow direct selling of goods or services to other consumers, such as eBay.com, or other auction sites. Business-to-employee occurs when an employer uses EC internally to provide information and services to its employees such as training, discounted insurance, travel packages and tickets to events. 5. Benefits o It makes national and international markets more accessible o Lovers the costs of processing, distributing and retrieving information o Customers are able to access products and services around the clock o Major benefit to society is the ability to easily and conveniently deliver information, services and products to people in cities, rural areas and
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