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Trading Systems & Electronic Commerce

by: Johnston

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Retail Price: $49.95

Publisher: ,1998


ISBN: 1864910011
ISBN13: 9781864910018

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Robert Johnston, BSc (Hons), MSc, DipEd, PhD, is a senior lecturer in the Department of Business Systems at Monash University, Clayton Victoria. Robert spent many years working in manufacturing industry, much of the time as a freelance consultant. He designed and implemented over 25 systems in financial control, inventory control, production control, sales analysis, and materials requirement planning. His research interests include electronic commerce, electronic data interchange, advanced trading and marketing systems, management information systems, production and inventory control and human issues in computer system implementation.


An up-to-date, practical and class-tested text in Electronic Commerce. The book examines computer automation of business trading systems within and between business organisations. It helps students understand the problems and solutions of automating normal business trading systems.

Within organisations, it covers such topics as sales order entry and dispatching, purchasing and receiving, accounting and inventory systems. Between organisations, it looks at Universal Product Numbering, Automatic Identification (bar coding), Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Electronic Funds Transfer, security in electronic information exchanges and the Internet.

The book is fully illustrated. There are further reading suggestions and review questions at the end of each chapter. (Solutions are provided at the end of the book.)

  Suited for the following courses:

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Electronic Commerce, Business Process Transformation, and Computerised Trading Systems in departments of Business, Business Systems, Computers and Information Technology.

  Table of Contents: 1. Trading 11. Bar Code Technology & Applications

2. Trading Systems 12. Electronic Data Interchange

3. Computerising Trading Systems 13. Electronic Data Interchange Standards

4. System Control and Security 14. Practicalities of EDI

5. Inventory Systems - Transaction Processing 15. EDI Control, Legal and Security Issues

6. Inventory Systems - Re-Ordering 16. Electronic Funds Transfer

7. Inventory Analysis 17. The Electronic Commerce Vision

8. Just-In-Time 18. Internet EDI

9. Standardising Product Numbers

          Answers to Review Questions

10. Automatic Identification


      Key Features:

Places electronic commerce in the context of business trading.

Demonstrates how computers automate normal business trading systems,

Internal computerisation of order entry, purchasing, dispatching, inventory and accounting systems.

Includes automated inventory re-ordering and Just-In-Time stock systems.

Discusses computerisation of trading between organisations, including:

    Universal Product Numbering & Automatic Identification (bar coding)

    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) &

Electronic Funds Transfer

    Security in electronic information exchange

    The Internet

Extensive diagrams and illustrations,

Review Questions with solutions & further reading in each chapter,

On-line Supplementary material