Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Systems Modeling for Virtual Enterprise Configuration

[+] Author Affiliations
Branislav Fidler, Štefan Valčuha, Adrián Guniš

Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Paper No. ESDA2008-59576, pp. 547-554; 8 pages
  • ASME 2008 9th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis
  • Volume 4: Fatigue and Fracture; Fluids Engineering; Heat Transfer; Mechatronics; Micro and Nano Technology; Optical Engineering; Robotics; Systems Engineering; Industrial Applications
  • Haifa, Israel, July 7–9, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: International
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4838-8 | eISBN: 0-7918-3827-7
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME


Many factors associated with industrial growth, such as continual development of technology, market globalization and customization increasingly spur companies towards inter-enterprise cooperation. Efficient cooperation and closer customer interface supported by system integration throughout the whole product lifecycle is becoming very important. The concept of virtual organization appears to be a progressive form for industrial networks, mainly for small and medium sized enterprises. Up to now however there exists in practice no implementation which is in complete conformity with the principles of virtual organization The precondition for further advancement is an integrating infrastructure composed of proper supporting systems. The key issue of the research presented in the paper is how to set up an optimal consortium for any specific demand or product desired by customer. This evolves in a software system design and development to automate the process of configuration of the manufacturing system. The output system data should define main customer requirements for the product’s manufacturability, manufacturing costs and delivery times, plus the optimal manufacturing consortium structure. This kind of functionality has been analyzed with the purpose to determine the set of initial system requirements. A new way of modelling within the analyses is discussed, and results are presented in the form of UML diagrams. Decision procedures regarding the major influence of the product on the organization’s structure and the way of knowledge processing are based on a data sequence as follows: 1. Product, 2. Technological process, 3. Manufacturing system, 4. Virtual enterprise. Flexibility and reconfigurability at a higher level of abstraction is considered more than a detailed design. The list of requirements is necessary to maintain the construction of a collaborative web-environment which as provisionally entitled the VEConfig System.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME
Topics: Modeling



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In