Research on Product Development Process Management for Virtual Enterprise
For a manufacturing enterprise to be competitive in constantly changing market environment, it is necessary to adopt a new model called agile manufacturing by organizing Virtual Enterprise. Aimed at developing a product development process management (PDPM) system for Virtual Enterprise, modeling of product development process is discussed and a union information model is proposed using Object Modeling Technique. Based on the J2EE platform, a framework of PDPM system is built up with a three-tiered architecture, which consists of several Enterprise JavaBeans components to ensure compatibility, distribution, and flexibility of the system. A PDPM system prototype is developed utilizing JAVA and has been validated in a simulated virtual enterprise environment.
Kai Cheng, Yingxue Yao and Liang Zhou
S. L. Xue et al., "Research on Product Development Process Management for Virtual Enterprise", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 10-12, pp. 838-841, 2008