Dynamic organization and methodology for agile virtual enterprises

Research paper by Xiaofei Xu, Dan Ye, Quanlong Li, Dechen Zhan

Indexed on: 01 Jul '00Published on: 01 Jul '00Published in: Journal of Computer Science and Technology


With the trend of the worldwide market competition, the global agile manufacturing will becom an advanced manufacturing technology in 21st century, and the Agile Virtual Enterprise (AVE) will also become a new organization form of manufacturing enterprises. As AVE is a complicated enterprise, how to build an optimal AVE organization is a difficult problem. In this paper, based on the analysis of the AVE organization, the methodology for AVE including enterprise architecture, reference model, enterprise modeling methods and toolkit, guideline for system implementation is proposed. This paper also presents a Virtual Organization Integrated Support Environment (VOISE), which provides the computer-aided support for rapidly building an optimal AVE.