ONLINE COLLABORATION SYSTEM FOR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT IN VALUE CHAINS OF SMALL AND MEDIUM MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISES
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad
Author: Jung ,S.-Y.; Choi ,H.-Z.; Oh,J.; Kim, B.H.
Section: SOCIOTECHNICAL ISSUES IN DESIGN
Small and medium manufacturing enterprises are making multifaceted efforts to survive the change in the manufacturing paradigm, but they face many difficulties due to changes of manpower, lack of capital, poor technology, and other factors. This study examines the definition and classification of collaboration in various aspects above all and describes how collaboration types to affect collaboration activity. Our research group has developed and operated an Online Collaboration-Hub for SMMEs of a value chain to conduct the collaboration without any constraints of time and space.