E-commerce system simulation for construction and demolition waste exchange

Zhen Chen, Heng Li, Stephen C.W. Kong, Ju Hong, Qian Xu

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Abstract

This article introduces a quantitative approach to e-commerce system evaluation based on the theory of process simulation. The general concept of e-commerce system simulation is presented based on the considerations of some limitations in e-commerce system development such as the huge amount of initial investments of time and money, and the long period from business planning to system development, then to system test and operation, and finally to exact return; in other words, currently used system analysis and development method cannot tell investors about some keen attentions such as how good their e-commerce system could be, how many investment repayments they could have, and which area they should improve regarding the initial business plan. In order to exam the value and its potential effects of an e-commerce business plan, it is necessary to use a quantitative evaluation approach and the authors of this article believe that process simulation is an appropriate option. The overall objective of this article is to apply the theory of process simulation to e-commerce system evaluation, and the authors will achieve this though an experimental study on a business plan for online construction and demolition waste exchange. The methodologies adopted in this article include literature review, system analysis and development, simulation modelling and analysis, and case study. The results from this article include the concept of e-commerce system simulation, a comprehensive review of simulation methods adopted in e-commerce system evaluation, and a real case study of applying simulation to e-commerce system evaluation. Furthermore, the authors hope that the adoption and implementation of the process simulation approach can effectively support business decision-making, and improve the efficiency of e-commerce systems.

LanguageEnglish
Pages706-718
Number of pages13
JournalAutomation in Construction
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • construction and demolition
  • e-commerce
  • simulation
  • waste exchange

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Chen, Zhen ; Li, Heng ; Kong, Stephen C.W. ; Hong, Ju ; Xu, Qian. / E-commerce system simulation for construction and demolition waste exchange. In: Automation in Construction. 2006 ; Vol. 15, No. 6. pp. 706-718.
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