A Roadmap to Establish Collaboration Among SMEs Belonging to Non-Hierarchical Networks

  • Beatriz AndresEmail author
  • Raul Poler
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Management and Industrial Engineering book series (LNMIE)


The importance of collaboration has increased in supply networks; and thus, the number of so called non-hierarchical manufacturing networks (NHN). When establishing collaborative processes appear a number of barriers that companies must face. This paper proposes a roadmap, NHNmap, to support researchers on the migration process towards the long-term vision to establish collaborative relationships in NHN. This NHNmap phases are briefly described and depicted in a chart in order to identify the roadmap time plan.


Roadmap Collaboration Non-hierarchical networks SMEs 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Centre on Production management and Engineering (CIGIP)Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV)AlcoySpain
  2. 2.Centro de Investigación de Gestión e Ingeniería de Producción (CIGIP)Universitat Politècnica de ValènciaValenciaSpain

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