and Electronic Commerce
world in which Dofasco and other steel producers compete, is changing rapidly.
Customers are becoming more and more demanding of their suppliers. Quality
service, elimination of errors, just-in-time and supplier managed inventory,
are some examples of customer demands to which the steel industry is responding.
need for Dofasco to electronically link with it's Outside Processing and
Outside Storage locations is paramount. All major North American Integrated
Steel Mills have been linked electronically for several years and have
realized significant business benefits. EDI itself is only an enabling
technology - the competitive advantage is achieved through using the information
gained or distributed to conduct business more effectively.
Commerce has the potential to transform the heart of a business, not just
by streamlining procedures and cutting costs, but by making possible new
ways of doing business that represent major improvements over current operations.
did we write this guide?
wrote this guide to share our philosophy and strategy about electronic
commerce with our Outside Processors and Outside Storage facilities.
have initially focused on EDI Implementation as an integral part of that
strategy. Other technologies such as E-mail and FAX will eventually be
added to this guide.
guide is a "one-stop" reference tool to help you implement EDI at your
location. We have provided what you need to know to begin trading
with Dofasco electronically.
guide is updatable, and we will issue updates as the business procedures
change, or as new EDI transaction sets are added.
Your Paper Copy of the Guide
minutes to update your guide may save you countless hours when you can
least afford it, so please keep your guide up to date. There is no set
schedule for the updates, we will issue them as required.
update/amendment is numbered. You should always receive the next consecutive
number. We will send you an Amendment Notice with any new material for
your guide. The Notice instructs you on what pages to remove and replace.
That's all there is to it.
If you miss an amendment, please contact:
M. Lloy DOFASCO Inc.
Commerce Business Coordinator
ON L8N 3J5
363-2726 (ext 4449)
816-6333 (ext 4449)
is your first EDI trading relationship, we would like to welcome you to
the world of Electronic Commerce. While the Dofasco EC team will certainly
be here to help, you may also consider EDI information and introductory
courses offered by the following:
Council of Canada
Eglinton Avenue, Suite 203
ON M9C 5K6
ON L5N 5P9
EDI Group Canada, Ltd.
Box 9729 Station A
ON M5W 1R6
Bay Street, Suite 350
ON M5J 2T3
Iron and Steel Institute
17th Street, N.W.
Industry Action Group
Lahser Road, Suite 200
Network eXchange (ANX)
Interchange Standards Association (DISA)
John Carlyle Street, Suite 600,
Electronic Commerce Council of Canada
Don Mills Road
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