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Q: U.S steel industry ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: U.S steel industry
Category: Business and Money > eCommerce
Asked by: hang-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 13 Nov 2003 09:13 PST
Expires: 13 Dec 2003 09:13 PST
Question ID: 275487
Can some one give me some on-line public resource about how the U.S
steel companies or industry deal with e-commerce, such as new
strategy, technology , or actual case study?

Subject: Re: U.S steel industry
Answered By: journalist-ga on 13 Nov 2003 10:33 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Greetings Hang:

I have located a few resources that should assist you in this topic.

Metals on the E-commerce Bandwagon
"The Internet is changing the way business transactions are handled.
E-commerce, once a novelty to some, is becoming a part of the daily
business routine. How are metal companies using new technology to do
business in the digital age? Here is a compilation of recent stories
from dealing with e-commerce."
[Article list at [this is a
subscription database of articles - see for details]

" to assist you in learning about the Steel Industry,
e-Commerce and their interrelationship"

Procurement Exchanges Increase Efficiencies [e-procurement]\resources\metal\meta_procure.xml

Bank, Steel Industry Join Hands in E-Commerce

Steel industry woes to blame for e-commerce sites demise

The Steel Industry and E-Business

Facts and Figures - Steel E-Commerce Forecast Table

The Rise and Rise of e-markets
"For example, the relatively commoditised steel industry is both large
and highly fragmented, causing inefficiency in its purchasing process.
As a result,, spawned by the success of E-Steel and
MetalSite in the US, has a good opportunity to establish itself as a
European e-market for the steel industry."


You may be able to procure the notes from this meeting:
Steel Industry Systems Association - 127th Meeting - May 1999
Electronic Commerce and Steel Technology for the 21st Century

"Major corporations already are procuring goods via trading exchanges.
Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich., for instance, is preparing to route
its worldwide procurement of steel for tier-one stampers via e-Steel,
a trading exchange serving the steel industry. Currently Ford
purchases steel worldwide on behalf of the stampers, totaling up to
two-thirds of Ford's total steel procurement. To streamline this often
complex and cumbersome process, e-Steel is developing an application
on its site where the stampers will transact the business over the Web
themselves. It's expected the exchange will account for the
procurement of four to five million tons of steel over the next two
and a half years. "There's an opportunity to make that process far
more efficient by Web-enabling it, and that is just what e-Steel is in
the process of doing for us," says Ford's Andrew Hinkly, director, raw
material purchasing."

"The final straw that broke the back of the technology's credibility
was the US-based B2B steel exchange, which had a market capitalisation
greater than the entire US steel industry."

MSA Scrap Site

MSA Metal Site

E-Steel Exchange

Metal and Materials Science Industry 
The Asian Steel Industry Can Benefit Significantly from the Internet
by Madanmohan Rao interviews Andrew Yao, CEO of

US Steel Invests in e-Steel by atnewyork Staff

"winning" report on Ebusiness in the stainless steel industry - may be
available for purchase

Should you require any clarificaton of the links or information I have
provided, please request it before closing or rating this question and
I will be happy to respond.

Best regards,


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hang-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
thanks a lot!

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