Title: Collaborative Engineering Environments for Virtual Organisations

Authors: Nicolas Penaranda Verdeza, Nathalie Galeano, David Romero, Ricardo Mejia, Arturo Molina

Addresses: Tecnologico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico. ' Tecnologico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico. ' Tecnologico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico. ' LIPSI – ESTIA, Bidart-France. ' Tecnologico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico

Abstract: Collaborative Engineering Environments (CEE) have become important in Virtual Organisations (VO), they enable collaboration among engineering groups, supported by tools and methodologies that allow knowledge sharing and engineering activities in real time, regardless of their locations. A platform that integrates and facilitates VO operation focused in manufactured product development is an important tool that supports a rapid respond to customers, and improves communication among its members. This paper presents a CEE methodology implemented in a real manufacturing VO, for improving the product transfer process where coordinators of each business opportunity easily manage VO partners and information during the VO operation.

Keywords: CEEs; collaborative engineering environments; virtual organisations; system engineering; product transfer; collaborative networks; collaboration; knowledge sharing; product development; manufacturing information; information management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITM.2009.024607

International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 2009 Vol.8 No.3, pp.298 - 320

Published online: 10 Apr 2009 *

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