Write a 4 page essay on Internet commerce.
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The orders are taken in seconds and customers want the overnight fulfilment of the order. The new concept of just-in-time ordering impacts the whole supply chain starting with the end customer through the manufactures and suppliers. Because the number of orders varies every day, there is an opportunity that one supplier might wrongly predict the demand and run out of one of the components. The lack of some part leads to the break down of the whole system. Unfortunately, most of the companies heavily advertise their products and do not realize that the component shortage leads to the loss of existing and potential customers because they are not able to satisfy the demand they had stoked.