E-Business Standards Setting

E-Business Standards Setting

Kai Jakobs (Aachen University, Germany)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 5
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-989-2.ch046


Many industry sectors are facing a number of challenges to the established relations between players (the automotive sector is a particularly prominent case in point; see also Gerst & Jakobs, 2006). To meet the production requirements, standardization of processes, systems, and data are inevitable. A current trend in manufacturing is that OEMs1 attempt to cooperate with fewer suppliers, but on a worldwide scale.

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