Collaborative Product Development

Collaborative Product Development

George Q. Huang (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 34
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-381-4.ch003
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This chapter discusses the roles of electronic business solutions (EBSs) in supporting collaborative product development (CPD). Two fundamental questions are of primary interest. One is when and where EBSs should be applied for what CPD decision activities. The other is how EBSs should be designed and developed to maximize their usefulness and usability in supporting CPD decision activities. The author advocates an approach based on decision activities. By this approach, CPD is considered as an extended enterprise business process, which is in turn decomposed into relatively simpler business decision processes (e.g., design specification, design review and release, design change management, etc.). Such decomposition takes place towards the level where appropriate EBSs can be most cost-effectively designed, developed, and applied. The logics and data requirements of these business decision processes form the natural basis for designing the navigations and user interfaces as well as the back-end databases and middleware for the corresponding EBSs. Individual EBSs related to product design and development decisions are then collated and deployed to form what is described in this chapter as a collaborative product commerce (CPC) portal — a special enterprise portal. The proposed approach is demonstrated with several examples as has been followed by many researchers and practitioners.

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Eldon Y. Li, Timon C. Du
Chapter 1
Eldon Y. Li, Timon C. Du
This chapter introduces collaborative commerce as a means of integrating information technologies into e-business adoption. It explains how... Sample PDF
Collaborative Commerce
Chapter 2
Gregoris Mentzas, Georgia Bafoutsou
This chapter investigates the subject of e-collaboration and proposes a meta-taxonomy that classifies the existing taxonomies of collaborative... Sample PDF
Electronic Collaboration, Communication and Cooperation: A Taxonomy and a Prototype
Chapter 3
George Q. Huang
This chapter discusses the roles of electronic business solutions (EBSs) in supporting collaborative product development (CPD). Two fundamental... Sample PDF
Collaborative Product Development
Chapter 4
Manuel Contero, Carlos Vila
This chapter introduces the importance of information technologies for the integrated product and process development within the framework of... Sample PDF
Collaborative Engineering
Chapter 5
Beomjin Choi, T.S. Raghu, R. Ramesh, Andrew B. Whinston
This chapter introduces the collaborative decision making (CDM) framework as a means of employing a systematic approach to develop collaborative... Sample PDF
Collaborative Decision Making
Chapter 6
Workflow Collaboration  (pages 150-182)
Benjamin Yen, Guohua Wan
The chapter focuses on a summary of the contemporary development of workflow management systems in collaborative commerce. The technical facet is... Sample PDF
Workflow Collaboration
Chapter 7
Dimitris Apostolou, Gregoris Mentzas, Wolfgang Maass
This chapter aims to describe interorganizational “knowledge networks” and demonstrate how they have ushered in a new paradigm of collaborative... Sample PDF
Knowledge Networking for Collaborative Commerce
Chapter 8
David McConnell
This chapter introduces networked collaborative e-learning as a specific model of e-learning. It argues that any e-learning event or course is... Sample PDF
Networked Collaborative E-Learning
Chapter 9
Tim S. McLaren, Milena M. Head, Yufei Yuan
Recent advances in supply chain management information systems (SCM IS) have enabled firms to more fully collaborate with their supply chain... Sample PDF
Costs and Benefits in Supply Chain Collaboration
Chapter 10
Jonah C. Tyan
This chapter introduces the applications of collaborative transportation and consolidation management in global third-party logistics. These... Sample PDF
Applications: Collaborative Transportation and Consolidation in Global Third Party Logistics
Chapter 11
Samuel H.S. Wang, Hsin Rau, Michael H. Hu
This chapter deals with ethical dimensions in the environment of collaborative commerce. An ethical failure model is developed based upon failure... Sample PDF
Ethical Dimensions in Collaborative Commerce
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