Global Engineering and
Manufacturing in Enterprise Networks
|EU participance in inter-regional IMS GLOBEMEN project||EU members|
Introduction: This page presents a summary of the EU participation in the inter-regional development project GLOBEMEN which is part of the global Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) program. EU participation is supported by the IST program.
Project main goal(s): Enable collaboration between dispersed companies in global one-of-a-kind engineering projects by exploiting emerging IT infrastructures.
Key issues: GLOBEMEN project focuses on ICT support for three core business processes: sales and services, inter-enterprise management and engineering.
Technical approach: Specify industrial requirements for virtual manufacturing enterprises; define a reference architecture; implement industrial prototypes to demonstrate core features of the architecture; promote deployment by IT vendors, manufacturing industry, academia and standardisation.
Expected achievements/impact: Increased availability of generic ICT infrastructures and tools to support gloablly networked dynamic virtual enterprises.
Background: Several project partners participated in Globeman21, a previous IMS project, terminated in 1999. EU participation in Globeman21 was supported by Esprit grant 26509.
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