Agile business model in the steel product industry sector

Heli Helaakoski, Päivi Iskanius, Irina Peltomaa, Janne Kipinä

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Today's success manufacturing paradigm is agility that emphasizes customer orientation, networking and the benefits of e-business. The new agile business model has set also new requirements for supporting ICT infrastructure. As the enterprises are forming dynamic networks and the products are changing in variety and volume, the supporting ICT infrastructure has to be flexible in order to work in heterogeneous application environment. This paper proposes an agent-based solution to support agile business model in manufacturing business network. The paper describes a SteelNet case study in which a business network has used agent-based solution to support the new business model. The case study also introduces the implementation and testing processes of SteelNet system
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)1-4244-0148-8
ISBN (Print)1-4244-0147-X
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication

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