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Initial research on virtual pulp & paper enterprise

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4 Author(s)
Gang Xiong ; Autom. & Control Inst., Tampere Univ. of Technol., Finland ; Guang-Yu Xiong ; Nyberg, T.R. ; Lehtimaki, M.

This paper initially researches Virtual Pulp & Paper Enterprise (VPPE). After the introduction, several conceptions are defined, virtual enterprise (VIE) is proved to be important to agile market competition, VE's unique challenges and opportunities are given out, VE's main issues are listed, a number of processes supporting the formation of VE are analyzed. Then, main research objectives, main transactions are given out. Next, to create new business model for pulp & paper industry, we initially analyze and create several potential solutions: 1. ERP solution. 2. Internet solution. 3. VPPE solutions. One solution to new customer ship is also created. At last, some conclusion are drawn out.

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Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, 2001. Proceedings. 2001 8th IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:2 )

Date of Conference:

15-18 Oct. 2001