VERAM: Virtual Enterprise Reference Architecture and Methodology

Arian Zwegers, Martin Tølle, Johan Vesterager

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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, for instance concerning integration issues. This chapter lays down an architectural framework, called VERAM, which aims to support the set up and operation of virtual enterprises. The framework aims to offer handles that contribute to solving the problems that enterprises face when they want to cooperate in a Virtual Enterprise. Supported by the framework, individual enterprises might operate and set up a virtual enterprise from a dynamic, inter-enterprise network. Furthermore, this chapter shows how other chapters of this book fit into the VERAM architectural framework.
    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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