Management and Production Control Issues of Distributed Enterprises

  • George L. Kovács
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 207)


Enterprises which are distributed in space and/or which are composed as a temporary joint venture of legally different units recently often called virtual (extended) enterprises. Planning, design and operation (management) goals and requirements of such firms are generally different from those of single, centralised enterprises. In this paper we suggest (software) solutions for design, planning and operation of complex, networked organisations represented as nodes of networks. First complex logistics flows of distributed SMEs are targeted, and then an European virtual institute for collaborative demand and supply network will be discussed. The third problem is a complex, web-based solution to manage large, expensive, multi-site, multi-company projects.

Key words

extended/virtual enterprise supply/demand chain ERP management SME 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • George L. Kovács
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  1. 1.Budapest & University of Pécs & Computer and Automation Research InstituteTechnical UniversityBudapestHungary

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