Collaborative processes within virtual manufacturing business networks: How SMEs can be benefited?

Ahm Shamsuzzoha, Petri Helo

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Abstract

Business collaboration in the form of virtual factory is nowadays considering as one of the critical factor in the manufacturing community, especially within small and medium size enterprises (SMEs). In such an environment, it is very important to deal with accompanying process details within virtual factory environment. This research articulates fundamental concepts of the virtual business network in the form of plug-and-play virtual factory, where both intra and inter-organizational processes are defined for the purpose to execute virtual collaboration. Different phases of virtual factory and its associated process steps are defined with necessary annotations. All such business processes as required to execute the virtual factory are exclusively successfully. Specific example of the virtual factory's monitoring process is illustrated and highlighted with the help of user interface portal known as 'Dashboard'. The functionality and importance of this dashboard user interface layer is presented with its inherent features and implementation perspectives. This paper is concluded with future research directions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEOM 2015 - 5th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Proceeding
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781479960651
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 23 2015
Event5th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2015 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Mar 3 2015Mar 5 2015

Other

Other5th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2015
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period3/3/153/5/15

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Keywords

  • process collaboration
  • SMEs
  • virtual business network
  • virtual factory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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Shamsuzzoha, A., & Helo, P. (2015). Collaborative processes within virtual manufacturing business networks: How SMEs can be benefited? In IEOM 2015 - 5th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Proceeding [7093699] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEOM.2015.7093699