THE NEED FOR A TOOL TO EXCHANGE INFORMATION IN NON-HIERARCHICAL NETWORK OF THE ELECTRTONIC INDUSTRY: AN EUROPEAN PROJECT
This paper reports on the early stage of an EU FP7 project,CONVERGE, which addresses the efficiency and agility of the supply network of Electronic industry in the EU market. The final objective is developing a collaboration platform for supply network actors. To understand the requirements for such a tool, it is critical to understand what it means to exchange tactical and strategic information in non-hierarchical networks. As people interpret information in different ways, tools needs to help people to recognise the significance of the information as having tactical and strategic importance.