The Financial Value of e-Commerce
As this paper has illustrated, automating the supply chain through e-commerce provides a combination of hard dollar savings, avoided costs and improved productivity. This paper will specifically explore opportunities enabled by supply chain automation, beyond labor savings and increased productivity. Hospitals are documenting quantifiable hard-dollar savings through e-commerce by optimizing business processes around visibility to real-time data. By looking past the obvious, the value of automating manual processes, they can often achieve financial results beyond what was originally anticipated.