Title: Integration of bidding and procurement systems with e-marketplaces: case study of an Austrian tile layer chain of the tile industry.

Authors: J. Zabel, O. Peters, F. Weber, V. Steinlechner

Addresses: Department of Computer Aided Design, Planning and Production, Bremen Institute of Industrial Technology and Applied Work Science, University of Bremen (BIBA), Hochschulring 20, D-28359 Bremen, Germany. ' Bremen Institute of Industrial Technology and Applied Work Science, University of Bremen (BIBA), Hochschulring 20, D-28359 Bremen, Germany. ' Bremen Institute of Industrial Technology and Applied Work Science, University of Bremen (BIBA), Hochschulring 20, D-28359 Bremen, Germany. ' Swietelsky Bauges.m.b.H., Valiergasse 34, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Abstract: This paper describes the efforts to develop a modular bidding and procurement application and to integrate the system with a broker service for tiles and related products in the supply chain of the tile industry by means of the case study of an Austrian tile layer. The main drawbacks of the as-is situation as well as the requirements and envisaged to-be processes are briefly outlined. Furthermore, the chosen architecture and the envisaged functionality of the electronic marketplace and the supportive tools are introduced. The work has been carried out within the scope of the European project e.bip (IST-1999-10710; start date: 1st of March 2000; duration: 30 months; total efforts: >18 man-years), which aims to innovate the bidding and procurement processes in the tile supply chain.

Keywords: electronic marketplace; broker service; bid preparation; procurement; supply chain; building industry; tile sector; process analysis; process re-engineering.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2004.003835

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2004 Vol.20 No.1/2/3, pp.42 - 53

Available online: 27 Jan 2004 *

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