Conceptual reference model for virtual factory: Potentials for collaborative business

Ahm Shamsuzzoha, Ana Barros, David Costa, Américo Azevedo, Petri Helo

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Abstract

The concept of combining the power of several independent factories to achieve complex manufacturing processes as so-called virtual manufacturing enterprises is not new and has been addressed by several research projects in recent years. However, there is still a need for adequate methodological support and tools for modelling, structuring and controlling of the next generation of manufacturing systems, such as the virtual factory. In this research, a conceptual virtual factory reference model is presented with the goal to provide companies with general guidelines to manage and monitor the business processes that are needed to create, execute, and dissolve a virtual factory. The virtual factory reference model was built taking into account industrial’s requirements and by reviewing the literature in several relevant fields of research such as collaborative networks, supply networks, manufacturing networks, supply chain management, and business processes. Afterwards, it has been validated through its application to future virtual factories of three different industrial sectors: machinery, energy, and semiconductor.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages406-413
Number of pages8
Volume434
ISBN (Print)9783662447444
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event15th IFIP WG 5.5Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2014 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Oct 6 2014Oct 8 2014

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume434
ISSN (Print)18684238

Other

Other15th IFIP WG 5.5Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2014
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period10/6/1410/8/14

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Keywords

  • Collaborative business processes
  • Reference model
  • Small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
  • Virtual factory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management

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Shamsuzzoha, A., Barros, A., Costa, D., Azevedo, A., & Helo, P. (2014). Conceptual reference model for virtual factory: Potentials for collaborative business. In IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (Vol. 434, pp. 406-413). (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 434). Springer New York LLC.