Current trends in steel product industry: drivers towards e-business

Heli Helaakoski, Päivi Iskanius, Irina Peltomaa

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    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 publicationInnovation and the Knowledge Economy
    Subtitle of host publicationIssues, Applications, Case Studies
    EditorsPaul Cunningham, Miriam Cunningham
    PublisherIOS Press
    ISBN (Print)1-58603-563-0, 978-1-58603-563-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventeChallenges conference, e-2005 - Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Duration: 19 Oct 200521 Oct 2005

    Publication series

    SeriesInformation and communication technologies and the knowledge economy


    ConferenceeChallenges conference, e-2005


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