© 1998

Organizing the Extended Enterprise

IFIP TC5 / WG5.7 International Working Conference on Organizing the Extended Enterprise 15–18 September 1997, Ascona, Ticino, Switzerland

  • Paul Schönsleben
  • Alfred Büchel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Keynote Speech

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. K. Preiss
      Pages 3-15
  3. Comprehensive Views of the Extended Enterprise

  4. Special Characteristics of the Extended Enterprise

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. A. S. Carrie, L. E. Hayfron, I. Dean
      Pages 107-118
    3. I. P. Tatsiopoulos, I. A. Pappás, S. Ponis
      Pages 119-134
    4. W. Ortner, C. Stary
      Pages 135-144
    5. D. Brütsch
      Pages 145-157
    6. P. Morlacchi, S. Pavesi, A. Savoldelli
      Pages 158-175
  5. Further Aspects of Production Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Umit S. Bititci, Allan S. Carrie, Trevor Turner
      Pages 191-202

About this book


For many years production management has no longer been confined to individual production facilities. Intensive cooperation with suppliers has become an integral part of production management. In recent years two further developments have gained ground. On the one hand enterprises have been specialising and concentrating on their core competencies with outsourcing as a consequence, on the other hand globalization has intensified the range of choice among suppliers. Increased dependence on suppliers called for new forms of cooperative ventures. Strategic and legal issues had to be considered and production management had to include sophisticated logistic chain management. These developments have led to the concept of `Extended Enterprise'.
Among many other topics, this book discusses:
  • co-operation between companies;
  • supply chain management;
  • agile and virtual management;
  • integration of the logistic chain; and
  • production and logistical strategies.

The book comprises the proceedings of the Working Conference on Organizing the Extended Enterprise, sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), which was held in Ascona, Switzerland in September 1997. It will be of great importance to researchers, managers and consultants in production, logistics and information and other areas of organizational development.


Manufacturing Manufacturing System automation control production simulation systems engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Schönsleben
    • 1
  • Alfred Büchel
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Industrial Engineering and Management BWISwiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH ZurichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Organizing the Extended Enterprise
  • Book Subtitle IFIP TC5 / WG5.7 International Working Conference on Organizing the Extended Enterprise 15–18 September 1997, Ascona, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Editors Paul Schönsleben
    Alfred Büchel
  • Series Title IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-412-82140-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-6113-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-35295-4
  • Series ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series E-ISSN 1868-422X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 258
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Manufacturing, Machines, Tools, Processes
    Artificial Intelligence
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