Title: Design for taxonomy and technology architecture for knowledge management solution implementation

Authors: S. Nagarajan; K. Ganesh; A.T. Resmi; S.P. Anbuudaysankar; R. Hemachitra

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vickram College of Engineering, Enathi – 630561, Tamilnadu, India. ' Supply Chain Management – Center of Competence, McKinsey Knowledge Center India Private Limited, McKinsey & Company, DLF Plaza Tower, DLF City, Phase I, Gurgaon – 122002, India. ' Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE), Hyderabad – 500007, India. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore – 641112, Tamilnadu, India. ' Health Care Services, Softway Academy Private Limited, Sikkim Manipal University, Mumbai - 400614, India

Abstract: Taxonomy is a standardised set of terms, hierarchically organised, used to categorise information and knowledge. Research reported here focuses on the development of a framework and approach for taxonomy and technology architecture towards the initiative of KM solution before the implementation. The framework and approach can be directly used as a base for any manufacturing organisation for taxonomy and technology architecture. The taxonomy and technology architecture has been demonstrated through a real-life case study in an Indian textile machinery manufacturing company.

Keywords: knowledge management; taxonomy architecture; technology architecture; metadata; textile machinery; machinery manufacturing; India.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2012.048890

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2012 Vol.11 No.2, pp.180 - 214

Available online: 20 Aug 2012 *

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