Authors: Kari Tanskanen
Addresses: Tampere University of Technology, Laboratory of Machine Design, P.O. Box 589, 33101 Tampere, Finland
Abstract: Multi-organisational technological projects are commonplace today. The means of cooperation between organisations varies. A common basis for interorganisational project planning is needed. Simo-2, developed at the Prosit 9 Virtual delivery project, is just such a tool. It is a distributed business simulation environment, which uses a product model-based approach for power plant deliveries. It brings a unified and concrete representation of the intended project structure. This paper concentrates on the project model structure of Simo-2 and describes how software application can be used in preliminary project planning.
Keywords: product modelling; one-of-a-kind products; preliminary project planning; virtual enterprise.
International Journal of Technology Management, 2001 Vol.21 No.3/4, pp.362-372
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