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Virtual team working in the european automotive industry: user requirements and a case study approach

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posted on 14.03.2014, 13:57 by Andrew MayAndrew May, Chris Carter, Sue Joyner
The globalization of the automotive industry and increasing competition from U.S. and Asian-Pacific firms are forcing the European automotive industry to introduce information technology and telecommunications that enable more efficient collaboration along the supply chain, and hence a reduction in the time to market for new vehicles. This paper illustrates the nature of the automotive supply chain and summarizes current barriers to collaborative working between European automotive manufacturers and suppliers. To achieve a greater degree of concurrent engineering, organizational and user requirements are outlined, drawn from a series of collaborative European automotive projects. Finally, a case study is presented, based on the development, demonstration, and evaluation of a heterogeneous computer-supported cooperative working platform to support working between virtual teams during the product introduction process.

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This paper was based in part on work carried out within the TEAM (Team-based European Automotive Manufacture) Project (AC070), funded by the CEC under the ACTS (Advanced Communications Technologies & Services) programme DGXIII.

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MAY, A., CARTER, C. and JOYNER, S., 2000. Virtual team working in the european automotive industry: user requirements and a case study approach. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries Special Issue: Concurrent Engineering of Production Systems, 10 (3), pp. 273 - 289.

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© John Wiley & Sons, Inc

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2000

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Closed access. This article was published in the journal, Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries [© John Wiley & Sons, Inc.] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/1520-6564(200022)10:3<273::AID-HFM4>3.0.CO;2-F

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1090-8471

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en

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