May 2001

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HP Control: Collaborative manufacturing

I was getting ready to write a report on ARC Advisory Group's Manufacturing Strategies for the E-World Forum, Feb. 19 - 20 in Orlando, when ARC sent a good summary of the meeting to att..

Kane, L., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

I was getting ready to write a report on ARC Advisory Group's Manufacturing Strategies for the E-World Forum, Feb. 19 - 20 in Orlando, when ARC sent a good summary of the meeting to attendees - saving me substantial time.1 The following is based on that report. What is collaborative manufacturing? Internet-based collaborative manufacturing provides manufacturers with the tools to implement tight collaboration with their suppliers and customers (Fig. 1). This provides a means of achieving corporate objectives such as greater profitability and manufacturing agility. According to Andy Chatha, president of ARC,

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