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E-Transaction Media in the Mining Industry: A Western Australian Study. Dr. Simpson Poon, Director Murdoch University, Perth, Australia. The Mining Industry in Australia. A key sector in the economic landscape. In 1996, it generates $18,668 million. 4% of national GDP

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E-Transaction Media in the Mining Industry: A Western Australian Study

Dr. Simpson Poon, Director

Murdoch University, Perth, Australia


The Mining Industry in Australia

  • A key sector in the economic landscape.

  • In 1996, it generates $18,668 million.

  • 4% of national GDP

  • Western Australia is the most important Mining State

  • 68% metallic mineral production and 45% of total mineral production (ABS, 1999)


History of E-Commerce in the Mining Industry

  • Originally was only part of the IT infrastructure - usually proprietary inter-organisational systems.

  • In the 1980’s, EDI started to mature and large companies began to increase uptake of EDI (e.g. Broken Hill Petroleum)

  • Large companies started to get their smaller business partners to do so too.


History of E-Commerce in the Mining Industry (cont’d)

  • By early 1990’s the ‘coerced’ method of EDI adoption was common, small businesses were often hinted:“ Do business with us using EDI or we find someone who will!”

  • Adoption often occurred as the ‘Hub-and-Spokes’ configuration with the large firm dictating what to use and how to use it.


Since then…

  • EDI systems can be found in all large (and many medium-sized) mining firms.

  • Although a key technology for inter-firm exchange, adoption rate overall remains low.

  • Fairly expensive and unaffordable for small firms because of adoption costs and VAN subscription fees.


Then came the Internet

  • The era of E-Commerce and Web-based applications.

  • Much cheaper and useable than EDI

  • Multi-purpose applications, not just transaction.

  • Affordable by the smallest firms and no longer in the hands of proprietary providers.


Have this had an impact on the Mining Industry?

  • What happened since EDI?

  • Has the industry opened up to the Web?

  • If yes, how much? With whom?

  • What are the barriers?

  • What are their attitudes towards E-Commerce after the EDI experience?


The Project

  • Conducted a survey study on:

    • the technology used for E-Commerce;

    • current enablers/barriers to adoption;

    • whether there is shift from VAN-based EDI to the Internet

    • As a preliminary study for further studies such as:

      • strategic alignment of business and IT strategy

      • quantification of E-Commerce investment


Results - Demographics

  • 250 companies with HQ in Australia from a Mining Directory selected.

  • 71 responded (28.4% response rate).

  • Average firm size: 123 employees (small size firms in Mining terms).

  • Many have interstate operations, some have offshore interests.


EDI vs. the Internet


Enablers of E-Commerce

  • Low cost business solution

  • Easy to set up and access

  • Provide better services to customers

  • Can use for many purposes (unlike EDI)

  • Easy integration with existing technologies

  • The future way of doing business


The results (Enablers)


Barriers of E-Commerce

  • Internet is insecure

  • Unreliable data transmission (data losses)

  • New technology and therefore high risk

  • Already using other technologies so no need for Internet

  • No need for adopting E-Commerce

  • Our industry doesn’t use much E-Commerce


The results (Barriers)


Conclusions

  • There is a shift from traditional EDI to both Internet EDI and Web applications and it is happening among SMEs.

  • There is a very positive view on the enablers and less pessimism on the barriers (see the skewness of the histograms).

  • It is likely that Internet-based E-Commerce will have a better penetration compared to EDI given time.


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