Transforming the Mining Industry through Electronic Commerce
Author: Mottola, Laura & Lipsett, M & Scoble, Malcolm
This paper characterizes the important features of electronic commerce (EC) and demonstrates how it is transforming industrial sectors. It reviews how electronic commerce is a business strategy and examines supply chain integration, knowledge management, and human/machine communications. It aims to consider what would be required for a mining company to operate as an electronic business. It attempts to provide a vision of some future electronic mining scenarios.