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A reference model for extended enterprise

Adesta, Erry Yulian Triblas (2002) A reference model for extended enterprise. Doctoral thesis, University of Huddersfield.

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    In today's highly competitive, volatile and increasingly global manufacturing
    environment, manufacturing companies are increasingly aware of the need for agility
    and effectiveness at the supply-chain level, rather than simply at company level.
    Business Process Re-engineering and the resulting emphasis on core competence has
    influenced a move towards de-centralisation, flatter organisation structures and
    increased use of "outsourcing". It has been said that it is now supply-chain versus
    supply-chain and that this poses both opportunity and threat for SMEs.
    While some work has been done in relation to developing the concept of integrated
    supply-chains, relatively little has been published with respect to the concept of
    "Extended Enterprise (EE)", the "highest' 'level of inter-enterprise integration.
    This thesis provides a thorough review of literature with respect to supply-chain
    integration and Extended Enterprise. Current practice is evaluated on the basis of the
    literature review and an analysis of a questionnaire and some Case Study companies.
    A detailed description of Extended Enterprise is provided and a conceptual reference
    model is developed, with the aim of providing a strategic planning tool, which will
    help organisations to identify the extent to which they operate as part of an EE. The
    model is intended also to help organisations in their evolution towards more effective
    operation within EE.
    One of the key characteristics/enablers of EE is stated as the existence of an
    organisational structure, which supports the effective identification, rationalisation
    and deployment of core competence within an EE. An approach based upon the
    concept of a "Process Breakdown Structure" is introduced and is evaluated in the
    context of a Case Study Company.

    Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
    Additional Information: EThOS Persistent ID
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Supply chain management Management Manufacturing processes
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
    Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
    Depositing User: Graham Stone
    Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2010 15:02
    Last Modified: 28 Jul 2010 19:51


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