Virtual supply chain for networked business: perspective of collaborative bill-of-materials, scheduling and process monitoring for developing innovative product

Ahm Shamsuzzoha, Petri Helo

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This article presents a methodology applicable to the formation of collaborative bill-of-materials (C-BOM), coordinating production scheduling and monitoring operational processes. The concept of collaborative product development process is described in detail through an example network, where the participating organisations form a temporary virtual organisation (VO) and contribute throughout the entire product development processes. In this paper, the basic need for exchanging product information among the partners is carried out through IT-based software tools, where the partners are enabled to visualise and monitor the operational processes in a real-time environment. This research study concludes with the overall research outcomes and future research directions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Nov 26 2017



  • collaborative engineering
  • collaborative manufacturing
  • logistics management
  • virtual enterprise
  • virtual manufacturing
  • web-based manufacturing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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