Abstract

The Virtual Organizations paradigm is gaining a growing importance in
manufacturing as an instrument to help companies face the challenges of fast evolving market conditions. In this context an overview of current trends in areas such as virtual enterprises, industry clusters, virtual communities, remote supervision and virtual laboratories, and required infrastructures is presented. Fast shop-floor reengineering is also discussed as an important requirement for the participation of manufacturing enterprises in agile virtual organizations. Some of the major open research challenges for various types of virtual organizations are identified.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of FAIM 2002, 12th Int. Conf. On Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing
PublisherOldenbourg (Munich)
Pages1036-1054
ISBN (Print)3-486-27036-2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2002
EventFAIM 2002, 12th Int. Conf. On Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing - Dresden, Germany
Duration: 15 Jul 200217 Jul 2002

Conference

ConferenceFAIM 2002, 12th Int. Conf. On Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing
Abbreviated titleFAIM 2002
CountryGermany
CityDresden
Period15/07/0217/07/02

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