A successful exchange is likely to include: - collaborative project design capabilities so that companies can work together on the design and timing of new products - transaction processing for order and inventory management - extra services such as logistics and financial services, - integrated supply chain systems to allow real-time visibility for supply chain planning - online auctions and requests for quotations - consolidated buying and requisitioning - lots of add-ons' as companies attach their own systems And it will be independent, or at least not give unbalanced power to either sellers or buyers {{FEATURES }}