Globalization is one of the key issues for production management and therefore Global Production Management was selected as the theme for the 1999 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems. At the turn of the century Berlin is one of the most prominent examples for a world of new opportunities for transnational business. Therefore it was chosen to host the conference. Berlin is a link between East and West. Suppliers in Poland and the Czech Republic play a growing role for the car and rail industry in Europe. Fraunhofer IPK, the host of the conference and the editors of this book experienced the profound differences in production philosophies and production management tools not only between Germany, West and Eastern Europe but also in East Asia, India, South and North America. Referring to global players, global production seems to be solved, but only at a superficial point of view. Global enterprises have installed own procedures and IT systems and force suppliers to interconnect to their global information handling. The scope and complexity of the topic of distributed supply by Virtual Enterprises or Extented Enterprises requires solutions that reach beyond new algorithms or standardized data transfer protocols. The book covers approaches and results for the design and management of business processes and IT solutions that enable companies to handle information in a global context as easy as they supply physical components.
Preface. Process Oriented, Performance Headed Strategy; N. Acur, U. Bititci. Flexible job control in heterogeneous production structures; D. Ansorge, C. Effert. Communication Network System for CAD of Functional Decomposition; E. Arai, et al. A hierarchical model of distributed simulation of manufacturing systems; B.R. Babic, G.D. Putnik. Short term production management in the context of cyclic delivery schedules; Z. Bahroun, et al. Floating beds - a flexible bed-management-system in a Swiss acute hospital; N.S. Baschung, et al. The information de-coupling point; A.J.M. Beulens, et al. Dynamics of performance measurement systems; U.S. Bititci, et al. Flexible coordination and information sharing for virtual enterprises in PRODNET; L.M. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh. Partners search and quality-related information exchange in a virtual enterprise; L.M. Camarinha-Matos, et al. Project management interactive learning and project oriented learning organizations; J.L. Cano, et al. ECAS: a collaborative multi-agent system for mixed-model assembly lines programming; M. Caridi. Trends in planning and control systems: APS - ERP integration; M. Caridi, A. Sianesi. Clusters - the basis of competition; A.S. Carrie. Assessing the performances of a market-like model through an experimental comparison with dispatching rules; S. Cavalieri, et al. Integratied electronic commerce: an international laboratory for business-to-business integration; P.K. Chang, et al. Systems innovation tools; K. Cormican, D. O'Sullivan Management and optimization of multiple supply chains; J. Dorn. A neural network approach to dynamic job shop scheduling; T. Eguchi, et al. Supply chain management by using the electronic assistant; J. Eschenbächer, E. Cocquebert. A modelling formalism fordistributed manufacturing simulator; S. Fujii, et al. Statechart and automatons in the supervisory robust control; S. Hadji, J. Favrel. Interorganizational Patterns in collaboration &endash; implications for Danish manufacturing industry; M.W. Hansen, C. Møller. Knowledge management in Europa &endash; results from a European survey; P. Heisig, K. Mertins. The development of a method for integration between different types of simulators; H. Hibino, et al. New generation of information system for the extended enterprise; R. Hieber, R. Alard. Performance measurement for planning and control in SMEs; M. Hudson, et al. A reactive self-organised scheduling based on multi-agent paradigm; T. Kaihara, et al. A quality function deployment model of best practices in customer-supplier relationships; A.K. Kochhar, M.K. Saeed. Performance management; O. Krause, K. Mertins. The re-configurable enterprise &endash; dynamic behaviour in manufacturing systems; H. Kühnle, D. Markfort. CODA &endash; Communication diagnosis; H. Kühnle, S. Mertens. Challenge information logistics in decentralised structures; H. Kühnle, K.-H. Sternemann. Tool for the evaluation of cooperations for product development between SMEs; H. Kühnle, G. Wagenhaus. Supply chain management with a strategic modelling and simulation tool for virtual supplies; H. Laurikkala, E. Pajarre. How can simulation help in supply chain development?; J.-M. Lehtonen, J. Holmström. Concepts & tools for manufacturing planning, control and performance management; H. Lengning. Integration of modeling and simulation of a production system using generalised stochastic petri nets; V.I.N. Leopoulos, et al. Development of planning and scheduling reference models using the aris method & toolset; D. Little, et al.