Requirements for Agile/Virtual Enterprise Intetgration

Requirements for Agile/Virtual Enterprise Intetgration

Maria Manuela Cunha (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado, Portugal) and Goran D. Putnik (University of Minho, Portugal)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 34
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-010-3.ch004
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Abstract

This chapter introduces the requirements for Agile/Virtual Enterprise (A/VE) integration, discusses reconfigurability dynamics and business alignment and proposes a virtual enterprise extended life cycle. The requirement of dynamic reconfigurability of the A/VE model is introduced in and the causes of reconfiguration needs are presented. This chapter also clarifies the concepts of basic resources and complex resources, and discusses concepts related with selection complexity, selection models and solution space dimension. It gives examples of reconfigurability dynamics, and introduces three dynamics parameters. The need of keeping the A/VE aligned with business requirements results in A/VE reconfiguration. The permanent business alignment of the A/VE requires a high reconfiguration dynamics. This chapter introduces a referential for A/VE alignment, involving the market opportunity (or the product required by the market), the A/VE project and the resources providers. It also presents the main functionalities that must be assured to support the implementation of the A/VE model. Finally, this chapter presents a new VE lifecycle, the Agile/Virtual Enterprise extended life cycle.

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Acknowledgments
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Chapter 1
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Before introducing the Agile/Virtual Enterprise organizational model and all the concepts underlying the topic of Agile/Virtual Enterprise... Sample PDF
Business Requirements and Background
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Chapter 2
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In this chapter the most relevant and most discussed virtual enterprise models are introduced in a broader sense: the Supply Chain Management... Sample PDF
A Review on Virtual Enterprise Models
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Chapter 3
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Chapter III presents the BM_Virtual Enterprise (BM_VE) model, as an Agile/Virtual Enterprise, in total or partial conformance with the BM_Virtual... Sample PDF
BM_Virtual Enterprise as an Agile/Virtual Enterprise Model
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Chapter 4
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This chapter introduces the requirements for Agile/Virtual Enterprise (A/VE) integration, discusses reconfigurability dynamics and business... Sample PDF
Requirements for Agile/Virtual Enterprise Intetgration
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Chapter 5
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A review of VE integration-related literature reveals that although considerable research has been undertaken focusing on selection of cooperation... Sample PDF
The Proposal of a Market of Resources
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Chapter 6
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“The introduction of reliable, low-cost electronic computers into the economy was the most revolutionary technical innovation of the twentieth... Sample PDF
Information and Communication Technologies: Current Developments
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Chapter 7
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Since the mid-nineties, a considerable number of research and development projects and industrial initiatives have been undertaken to define... Sample PDF
Traditional Technologies to Support Agile/Virtual Enterprise Integration
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Chapter 8
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This chapter presents a complete specification of the Market of Resources, to allow a complete understanding of how is this environment able to... Sample PDF
The Organizational Model for a Market of Resources
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Chapter 9
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In earlier chapters we have presented the main information and communication technologies and applications that can be used to implement... Sample PDF
Development o the Market of Resources
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Chapter 10
Performance Analysis  (pages 308-345)
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Chapter VII discussed how traditional Internet-based technologies could support Agile/Virtual Enterprise integration. Chapter VIII presented the... Sample PDF
Performance Analysis
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Chapter 11
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Electronic Marketplaces (e marketplaces) appear to be a promising solution to B2B e-commerce, however its role, as well as the role of other... Sample PDF
Market of Resources: Exploitation and Future Trends
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