A Framework for distributed Workflows, Peer-to-Peer and PLM/PDM collaborations to support OEMs and SMEs

Cheung, Wai Ming, Maropoulos, Paul, Gao, James X. and Aziz, Hayder (2004) A Framework for distributed Workflows, Peer-to-Peer and PLM/PDM collaborations to support OEMs and SMEs. In: 2nd International CIRP Seminar on Digital Enterprise Technology (DET04), 1 - 3 September 2004, Seattle, Washington USA.

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Abstract

The recent development of communication technology and hardware devices has made it possible for messages to reach anybody, anywhere at anytime. One such technology is Peer-to-Peer (P2P) networking. The use of this technology however, is limited to mobile phones and swapping music in the internet for home users. To deploy this development into industry, there is a requirement to improve to sharing information in a collaborative and distributed product developing environment. The aim of this paper is therefore to discuss the development of a framework to enhance the integrity of data sharing and efficiency of network communication for the collaboration of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). The main technologies used in the framework are the P2P decentralized network together with workflow technology and Product Life Management System (PLM). In addition, the paper is also highlighted the security issues arise to implement the P2P applications within the framework.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H100 General Engineering
H700 Production and Manufacturing Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Wai Ming Cheung
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2016 14:37
Last Modified: 10 May 2017 07:50
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/28642

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