Traditional Technologies to Support Agile/Virtual Enterprise Integration

Traditional Technologies to Support Agile/Virtual Enterprise Integration

Maria Manuela Cunha (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado, Portugal) and Goran D. Putnik (University of Minho, Portugal)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-010-3.ch007
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Abstract

Since the mid-nineties, a considerable number of research and development projects and industrial initiatives have been undertaken to define infrastructures and supporting functionalities for Virtual Enterprise integration (i.e., computer supported tools and environments to support any or all of the following functions of the VE life cycle: VE design, search, negotiation, selection and integration of resources into a VE, and coordination functions). Examples of such developments towards VE integration include: • Agent technology, a promising approach to support electronic market brokerage and electronic negotiation; and • Environments for virtual enterprise integration, as the electronic marketplaces, most of them supporting transaction facilities, negotiation and electronic contracting.This chapter explains how “traditional” Internet-based tools (WWW search engines, WWW directories, electronic mail and e-marketplaces) can be used to support some of the functionalities required by the A/VE model, analyses costs of subcontracting, and introduces a cost-and-effort model that traduces the activities of A/VE integration that can be undertaken with the support of these traditional tools.

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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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