An innovative framework supporting SME networks for complex product manufacturing

Luis Maia Carneiro, Ricardo Almeida, Américo Lopes Azevedo, Timo Kankaanpaa, A. H M Shamsuzzoha

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Abstract

Current market dynamics require European SME's to focus on complex products manufacturing and to build non-hierarchical business networks, to assure competitiveness and sustainability. Such trend demands appropriate methods for network formation and management, including reference collaboration processes and supporting ICT tools. This paper presents a framework to support SME's in the creation and management of non-hierarchical networks designed and developed within the European RTD project Net-Challenge. This framework includes methodologies, processes and ICT decision support tools aiming at the efficient creation and management of these networks assuring quick response times and competitive and differentiated offerings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Pages204-211
Number of pages8
Volume336 AICT
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event11th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2010 - St. Etienne, France
Duration: Oct 11 2010Oct 13 2010

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume336 AICT
ISSN (Print)18684238

Other

Other11th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2010
CountryFrance
CitySt. Etienne
Period10/11/1010/13/10

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Keywords

  • complex manufacturing
  • dynamic networks
  • non-hierarchical business networks
  • sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management

Cite this

Carneiro, L. M., Almeida, R., Azevedo, A. L., Kankaanpaa, T., & Shamsuzzoha, A. H. M. (2010). An innovative framework supporting SME networks for complex product manufacturing. In IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (Vol. 336 AICT, pp. 204-211). (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 336 AICT). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-15961-9_24