Internet-based collaborative tools for small and medium enterprises

Bareduan , Salleh Ahmad and Hasan, Sulaiman Internet-based collaborative tools for small and medium enterprises. In: ICMT 2005 : program and abstracts, 9th International Conference on Mechatronics Technology, 5-8 December 2005, Kuala Lumpur.



Organizations that aim to achieve the agile manufacturing status must not only rely on the advancement of the production facilities, but also must strive to build the “soft technologies and tools” such as the applications of manufacturing information system, collaboration strategies, and Internet technology in order to improve productivity as well as creating fast response system to meet the customers demand. This paper reviews some of the Internet-based collaborative tools and products aimed at improving the SMEs competitiveness. It also presented a collaborative effort between three distributed business partners involving in designing and manufacturing of a product model utilizing the collaborative tool of Microsoft NetMeeting. This technology is readily available and SMEs are urged to use it to improve their competitiveness.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:internet-based manufacturing; collaborative; small and medium enterprises; e-manufacturing; competitiveness
Subjects:T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS1-154 Manufactures
Divisions:Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
ID Code:2634
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:07 Nov 2012 14:24
Last Modified:07 Nov 2012 14:24

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