Integration issues in virtual enterprises supported by an architectural framework

Arian Zwegers, Matti Hannus, Martin Tølle

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    Nowadays, enterprises cooperate more extensively with other enterprises during the entire product life cycle. Temporary alliances between various enterprises emerge such as those in Virtual Enterprises. However, many enterprises experience difficulties in the formation and operation of virtual enterprises, especially concerning integration issues. This paper lays down an architectural framework, called VERAM, which aims to support the set-up and operation of virtual enterprises. Five different levels of integration are identified. They should all be addressed during the formation of a virtual enterprise. It is shown that the architectural framework supports integration of various levels.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternational IMS Project Forum 2001, A common platform for cross-fertilization among IMS projects a
    EditorsBernardo Ferroni, Claudio R. Boer, Charles M. Anderson
    Publication date2001
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    EventIMS Forum 2001 - Monte Verita, Ascona
    Duration: 5 Nov 1829 → …


    ConferenceIMS Forum 2001
    CityMonte Verita, Ascona
    Period05/11/1829 → …


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