VERA: Virtual Enterprise Reference Architecture

Johan Vesterager, Martin Tølle, Peter Bernus

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    Globalisation, outsourcing and customisation are main challenges of today not least for one-of-a-kind producers. A crucial competitive factor will be the ability rapidly to form customer focused virtual enterprises comprised of competencies from different partners by taking full advantage of ICT. To prepare for this is a complex task, in fact all business, management and planning views, and related subject areas and activities, may be involved. In order to deal with this complexity in a systematic way and secure global understanding Globemen has developed a Virtual Enterprise Reference Architecture based on GERAM. This paper describes its main contents and presents examples of its use and potentials.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGlobal Engineering and Manufacturing in Enterprise Networks, GLOBEMEN, VTT SYMPOSIUM 224
    EditorsI Karvonen, R van den Berg, P Bernus, Y Fukuda, M Hannus, I Hartel, J Vesterager
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Information Service
    Publication date2003
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    EventGLOBEMEN Final Plenary - Helsinki, Finland
    Duration: 8 Dec 200213 Dec 2002


    ConferenceGLOBEMEN Final Plenary


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