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Re: AS#2 Transport Protocol/Security
Thanks for giving this example. it clearly indicates
the necessaity for GET functionality for EC -- robots
browsing through vendor catalogues in search for the
On Sep 21, 2:44pm, David Chia wrote:
> Typical scenario:
> A large buyer that already has their inhouse EDI resource wants
> a faster way to source products from the many suppliers which also
> already have inhouse EDI resources. A transparent way is for
> the buyer to send a single request using EDI or whatever to a independent
> electronic broker which as client polls the suppliers using EDI or whatever
> regard cost, availability, transport, etc and sends the three best
> offers back to the buyer. The electronic broker, through its
> operation already has built up a cache of information regarding
> the cost, availability, etc of various products, will be able to
> do the job more efficiently by just polling those suppliers whose
> data in the cache have aged too much. The broker will also be the
> natural place for the suppliers to announce any special product
> offers instead of broadcasting them to every potential buyers.
> Incidently I know of at least one such commercial electronic broker
> operating for over 2 years now, and yes they claimed to be using EDI
> (may be because they were partially funded by Dept. of Defence?)
> This is a real business application, not a technical curiosity.
> I had tracked their development for about a year but my interests
> have changed and I have lost contact about it.
> David Chia,
> RMIT University.
>-- End of excerpt from David Chia