An architecture to support the implementation of a computer-based infrastructure to allow the participation of Small and Medium size Enterprises (SMEs) in a Virtual Enterprise (VE) environment is presented emphasizing the configuration and coordination aspects. The architecture is employing the new emerging standards and advanced technologies in communication, cooperative information management and distributed decision making. The multi-level coordination approach adopted in the PRODNET architecture1 is briefly presented, focusing the hierarchical workflow management aspects. The proposed approach provides the flexibility, privacy and customization support for a company within a VE Environment as well as the internal coordination of all events/messages arriving at the company.
|Title of host publication||Globalization of Manufacturing in the Digital Communications Era of the 21st Century|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 1998|
|Event||PROLAMAT 1998 - IFIP Int. Conf. on Gloablization of Manufacturing in the Digital Communications Era of the 21st Century - Trento, Italy|
Duration: 9 Sep 1998 → 12 Sep 1998
|Conference||PROLAMAT 1998 - IFIP Int. Conf. on Gloablization of Manufacturing in the Digital Communications Era of the 21st Century|
|Abbreviated title||PROLAMAT 1998|
|Period||9/09/98 → 12/09/98|