Managing the virtual team and controlling effectiveness
UNSPECIFIED (2000) Managing the virtual team and controlling effectiveness. In: 15th International Conference of Production Research(ICPR-15), UNIV LIMERICK, LIMERICK, IRELAND, AUG, 1999. Published in: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION RESEARCH, 38 (17). pp. 4019-4032.Full text not available from this repository.
The design, manufacture and delivery of a product require even-higher levels of expertise and resource. Companies are finding that better internal and external communications can help leverage these resources to better effect; hence, there are initiatives such as simultaneous engineering, knowledge management and team working. These are being supported by ever-increasing expenditure on Information Technology (IT) infrastructures, such as Intranets, Extranets and Enterprise Resource Management systems such as SAP-R3. Virtual Teamworking has been suggested as a new solution, and is the use of IT to support multidisciplinary teamwork between experts separated by distance and time. This paper describes current collaborative practices in the automotive supply chain, and identifies some crucial issues that need to be addressed for successful implementation of virtual teams. Based on these issues identified from a literature survey and from practical trials and observations, an outline methodology for implementing effective virtual teams and managing them successfully is described. Behind the scenes of public declarations of success in adoption lies a struggle to realize significant benefits. Virtual teaming, to implement concurrent engineering, is not specifically addressed in the published literature. This paper focuses on this and uses data and observations from real teams doing real concurrent engineering work in the automotive industry.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
T Technology > TS Manufactures
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
|Journal or Publication Title:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION RESEARCH|
|Publisher:||TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD|
|Number of Pages:||14|
|Page Range:||pp. 4019-4032|
|Title of Event:||15th International Conference of Production Research(ICPR-15)|
|Location of Event:||UNIV LIMERICK, LIMERICK, IRELAND|
|Date(s) of Event:||AUG, 1999|
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