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Subject: AW: [ubl] Updated Extended Procurement Process Model

What I like is that the model implicitely starts from the contract, which
constitues a business. The whole German 'Handelsgesetzbuch' [trade law act]
talks about traders either as seller or buyer. In further steps these basic
parties are split down to further parties, which have been established with
a deeper division of work, and consequently with further contracts, e.g.
transport, insurance. Then, unfortunately, Customs, i.e. the state, came as
a further basic party, emptying the pockets...

What I would recommend is to call it 'supply side' and 'buy side'. This
avoids any wrong use of 'supplier' - otherwise the model runs into the
typical shellfish problem, how to express that somebody else than the buyer
supplies the good and services. Nevertheless the term 'supplier' can be used
in a column synonym for the seller - we have to live with the reality of the
traditional, old fashioned use of terms. I use the term traditional, because
the use of the term 'supplier' comes from a world, where the view of a buyer
was egocentric, i.e. they defined everything in relationship to themselves.
But in a world, where even competing oil companies echange the products,
everybody has to consider himself as a part of a chain.
2cents from Berlin
Michael Dill
gefeg mbh

-----Ursprungliche Nachricht-----
Von: Tim McGrath [mailto:tmcgrath@portcomm.com.au]
Gesendet: Dienstag, 12. Juli 2005 03:03
An: ubl@lists.oasis-open.org
Betreff: [ubl] Updated Extended Procurement Process Model

I received several useful comments on the document, nothing substantive,
mainly editorial and cosmetic.  I have applied these to create a new

Unless anyone dissents on the calls this week this will be the model for
UBL 2.0.

tim mcgrath
phone: +618 93352228
postal: po box 1289   fremantle    western australia 6160

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