Title: Framework and key technologies of ASP-based Collaborative Networked Manufacturing Service Platform for SMEs

Authors: Yan Su

Addresses: College of Civil Aviation, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, No. 29 Yudao Street, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210016, China

Abstract: To promote resource sharing and advance collaboration level of Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs), an Application Service Provider (ASP)-based Collaborative Networked Manufacturing Service Platform (CNMSP) is proposed. The framework and main collaboration modules of CNMSP are introduced briefly. Collaborative workflow, which aims at implementing collaborative process smoothly and serving product lifecycle successfully, is described in detail. To urge geographically distributive resource sharing, a general resource evaluate algorithm is established. To ensure CNMSP effectively providing SMEs services at reasonable low cost, a dynamic rental-charge-computing model is established. Finally, a Construction Machinery Networked Manufacturing Service Platform on proposed framework and technologies is taken as an illustration.

Keywords: e-business; collaborative manufacturing; networked manufacturing; ASP; application service providers; SMEs; small and medium-sized enterprises; resource evaluation; rental charges; electronic business; resource sharing; collaboration; collaborative workflow; construction machinery.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMR.2010.035814

International Journal of Manufacturing Research, 2010 Vol.5 No.4, pp.464 - 477

Available online: 05 Oct 2010 *

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