Chapter . BM_Virtual Enterprise Architecture Reference Model for Concurrent Engineering processes performance improvement: An experiment

Pithon A.J.C.[a], Putnik G.D.[b]

Abstract

The BM_Virtual Enterprise Architecture Reference Model (BM_VEARM) is used as an organizational structure for Concurrent Engineering (CE) teams in Agile and/or Virtual Enterprise (A/VE). CE is a resume of a set of principles that includes teamwork, client and supplier involvement, parallel and concurrent processes and continuous improvement of quality. On the other hand, an A/VE is seen as a kind of a short-term networked enterprise, with a dynamic structure, integrated over a universal set of resources, i.e. a global network of independent enterprises. The principal characteristic ...

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