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Process adaptation by configuration technology in virtual enterprises

Objective

To compete in the global market, the European industry will have to significantly improve its ability to define, conduct and adapt complex business processes to reduced development and production times and changing customers needs. Current practice is to manually use a rather general process model and to fill in the details for each project. This practice is time consuming, costly and error prone. This increases the development time and costs and has an adverse affect on manufacturing process efficiency. Such a deficiency in the industrial production process affects the competitiveness of the European industry.

In the evolving reality of extended enterprises, consisting of different organizations with different processes and cultures, planning, coordinating and executing good quality processes is nearly impossible. Research activities in ProACTIVE strive at reducing costs and time-to-market and increasing quality and responsiveness-to-market for one-of-a-kind business processes in project industry. ProACTIVE will use modelling and configuration technology to define and adapt one-of-a-kind business processes in a virtual enterprise. The main results of the ProACTIVE project will be concepts and a methodology for (semi) automatic configuration and adaptation of business processes. Such concepts and methodology will be validated through industrial trial.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ISRAEL AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES LTD
Address
Ben Gurion International Airport
70100 Tel Aviv/lod (Airport)
Israel

Participants (4)

BAAN DEVELOPMENT B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Baron Van Nagellstraat 89
3771 LK Barneveld
PACTE NOVATION
France
Address
Rue Du Docteur Lombard 2
92441 Issy Des Moulineaux
RICARDO MTC LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Southam Road, Radford Semele
CV31 1FQ Warwick
UNIVERSITY OF ULM
Germany
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 16
89081 Ulm