August 2000

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: B2B e-commerce’s role in operations

Wendy Weirauch, Managing Editor       Comments? Write: The who..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Wendy Weirauch, Managing Editor       Comments? Write: The whole idea of B2B e-commerce is to utilize Internet technology to eliminate the inefficiencies that are inherent over fragmented markets. One would think that the maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) organizations would be leaders in B2B development due to the way they buy their goods and services (high volume and relatively low PO value). However, it hasn't turned out that way, according to Aldo Martino and Tar

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