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E-Business Applications in Agriculture:

E-Business Applications in Agriculture Dr. Michael Stachiw Format International, Inc. Jan. 6, 2004

E-Business/Commerce:

E-Business/Commerce Need: To extract from our agribusiness enterprises maximal return on our investment Goal: Increase market share AND increase the number of markets we can sell our products Method: utilize E-business and E-Commerce techniques

E-Business/Commerce:

E-Business/Commerce

E-Business/Commerce:

E-Business/Commerce The usage or implementation of E-commerce/ business can be as complicated or simple as you wish to make it!

E-Business/Commerce:

E-Business/Commerce E-Business – Definition: the conduct of business with the assistance of telecommunications and telecommunications-based tools * * http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/EC/ECDefns.html

E-Business/Commerce:

E-Business/Commerce E-Commerce – Definition: the conduct of commerce in goods and services, with the assistance of telecommunications and telecommunications-based tools * * http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/EC/ECDefns.html

E-Business/Commerce:

E-Business/Commerce E-Commerce – Definition: Selling online, with or through a website, or by means of email. Ecommerce or electronic commerce is usually subdivided into B2B (business to business: wholesale), B2C (business to customer: retail) and C2C (customer to customer: auctions and information portals). * http://www.ecommerce-digest.com/ecommerce-definition.html

E-Business/Commerce:

E-Business/Commerce E-Commerce – Definition: (cont) Much more demanding — and not usually served by off-the-shelf software — is e-business or electronic business, where information technology is applied to all aspects of company's operations. In e-business are to be found systems for CRM (customer resource management), ERP (enterprise resource planning), SFM (sales force management), SCM (supply chain management) and EP (electronic procurement). * http://www.ecommerce-digest.com/ecommerce-definition.html

E-Business/Commerce:

E-Business/Commerce E-Business – Definition: Any business that is going to become a “on demand” business Any business that is going to “practice” Electronic data interchange (EDI) Any business that is going to leverage their existing business through web based interfaces (ie website)

E-Business/Commerce:

E-Business/Commerce Definition(s)/Implementations “Best Case” – All transactions are performed electronically, between vendor and customer. Some companies like Ford Motor Co., check supplier inventory/price/shipping options and order parts all “computer to computer”

E-Business/Commerce:

E-Business/Commerce Definition(s) /Implementations “Average Case” – Most transactions are performed electronically, between vendor and customer. For example, ordering hams from Burgers’ Smokehouse, where customer gets notified of specials via e-mail and can then click and order.

E-Business/Commerce:

E-Business/Commerce Definition(s) /Implementations “Least Case” – Simple payment portal, or maybe only a website with business description and product offerings. For example, my web hosting business accepts renewal payments via our website.

E-Business/Commerce:

E-Business/Commerce

E-Business/Commerce:

E-Business/Commerce Issue: Traditional E-Business Advertsing /Exposure Usually a local event. Reaching 10-50K people Can reach all 275 million people in the US, or a large portion of the world

E-Business/Commerce:

E-Business/Commerce Issue: Traditional E-Business Sales “counter” Each person can handle only hundred of people per day Website can process millions of orders per day

E-Business/Commerce:

E-Business/Commerce Issue: Traditional E-Business Fund transfer Mail or in person. Can take up to 7 business days Instant

E-Business/Commerce:

E-Business/Commerce Issue: Traditional E-Business Delivery Pickup in person, U.S. Mail, truck delivery. Can be via traditional means, or instantly via email or download

E-Business/Commerce:

E-Business/Commerce Issue: Traditional E-Business Cost If you hire people to sell, at least $12K/yr/person Can be as low as $350/ yr to just a coupe of thousand per year

E-Business/Commerce:

E-Business/Commerce Examples: Auctions Trading boards On-line sales Scheduling (like returning trucks ) Information only (like what I have to sell)

If you need help or have questions:

If you need help or have questions Please feel free to contact me, and I will provide what ever advice or assistance I can. My E-mail is: StachiwMA@WorldNet.Att.net

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