A roadmap towards E-commerce in the steel product industry

Heli Helaakoski, Päivi Iskanius, Irina Peltomaa, Tom Page

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review


This paper studies the importance of agility in today's business environment. We propose a new business model "a virtual enterprise" (VE) and since the success of VE depends of intensive information sharing we propose a supporting software solution for business network. The research work is conducted via case study in real life business network, which consist of several small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) and one focal company. The case study describes the design and implementation of agent-based inter-organisational system (IOS), which enables maximum effectiveness, efficiency and productivity of supply chain network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnical Paper
PublisherSociety of Manufacturing Engineers, SME
Publication statusPublished - 2007
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication

Publication series

SeriesSociety of Manufacturing Engineers. Technical Paper


  • E-commerce
  • Software solution
  • Steel products
  • Supply chain network


Dive into the research topics of 'A roadmap towards E-commerce in the steel product industry'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this