On This PageSeptember 2004, No. 206a

An Electronic Supply Chain: Will Payments Follow? (Special Issue)
Last Updated: 08/26/04

 Businesses, both small and large, are adopting new technologies to automate and reduce the exchange of paper documents in their transaction flows. However, more than 80% of payments between businesses are still made with paper checks. As the exchange of information along the supply chain becomes increasingly electronic, it raises the question: Will payments follow?