© 1998

Globalization of Manufacturing in the Digital Communications Era of the 21st Century

Innovation, Agility, and the Virtual Enterprise

  • Gianni Jacucci
  • Gustav J. Olling
  • Kenneth Preiss
  • Michael J. Wozny
Book PROLAMAT 1998

Part of the IFIP - The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Sharing Experiences from Telecommunication use in Industry for Agility and Innovation

    1. Case studies and descriptions of experience with emerging technologies

      1. Hamideh Afsarmanesh, Ammar Benabdelkader, L. O. Hertzberger
        Pages 13-27
      2. R. Allaria, W. Aldinucci, G. Alemanni
        Pages 29-41
      3. D. Brugali, G. Menga, S. Galarraga
        Pages 43-54
      4. J. Carletta, R. McEwan, A. Anderson
        Pages 55-67
      5. Américo L. Azevedo, Jorge P. Sousa, João A. Bastos, César Toscano
        Pages 69-80
      6. João Paulo N. Firmeza, Fernando M. S. Ramos
        Pages 81-92
    2. Concurrent Product Development and Enterprise Integration

    3. Distributed Engineering Environment

    4. Access to Engineering Data

      1. F. Tanaka, T. Kishinami
        Pages 163-174
      2. K. G. Kobayashi, K. Ujihara, M. Hayamizu, M. Fujii
        Pages 187-194
    5. Integration of emerging technologies and tools into existing product development

      1. H. K. Tönshoff, M. Zwick
        Pages 209-219
      2. R. C. Michelini, G. M. Acaccia, M. Callegari, R. M. Molfino, R. P. Razzoli
        Pages 221-234

About this book


The International PROLAMAT Conference is an internationally well known event for demonstrating and evaluating activities and progress in the field of discrete manufacturing. Sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), the PROLAMAT is traditionally held every three years and it includes the whole area of advanced software technology for Design and Manufacturing in Discrete Manufacturing. Past editions of the International PROLAMA T Conference have explored: -Manufacturing Technology, -Advances in CAD/CAM, -Software for Discrete Manufacturing, -Software for Manufacturing. The Eight International PROLAMAT held in 1992 (Tokyo), focused on the theme of Man in CIM. The 1995 PROLAMAT (Berlin), featured the theme of Life Cycle Modelling for Innovative Products and Processes. This past emphasis on human aspects and innovation provides a strong foundation for the next PROLAMAT. Under the title: The globalization of manufacturing in the digital communications era of the 21th century: innovation, agility and the virtual enterprise, the 1998 conference expands the PROLAMAT scope to include teams and virtual enterprises which come together across space and time to develop new products and bring them to global markets. Manufacturing issues and information models have long been part of concurrent engineering; they are increasingly important in new product innovation and in the development of manufacturing plans and processes which span multiple companies along with multiple time zones.


globalization integration knowledge management modeling organization production software engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Gianni Jacucci
    • 1
  • Gustav J. Olling
    • 2
  • Kenneth Preiss
    • 3
  • Michael J. Wozny
    • 4
  1. 1.University of TrentoItaly
  2. 2.Chrysler CorporationUSA
  3. 3.Ben Gurion University of NegevIsrael
  4. 4.Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteUSA

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