0 Replies Latest reply on Feb 19, 2010 9:45 AM by dustinmattison

    Connecting non-hierarchical manufacturing networks

    dustinmattison Apprentice

      In order to compete with Asia and the United States, it is essential for the European electronics industry to capitalize on opportunities for streamlining the supply chain through shared knowledge, collaborative decision making and cultural understanding. To address the issue, the industry has already formed a number of non-hierarchical networks that inherently require greater collaboration at the tactical and strategic management level, which in turn requires a new level of data and information sharing between network partners. ERP systems provide an adequate view of operations and can be used to build links to other companies -- where they fall short is in providing transparency at the strategic and tactical planning levels -- and that is exactly what Fortunato Cartolano and other electronics industry experts are addressing with a research and development project dubbed "CONVERGE."

      See full interview here: http://logipi.com/public/item/249815