Building an adaptive manufacturing enterprise for the Hong Kong watchmaking industry

Hamid Noori, Wing Bun Lee, Francis K.H. Lau

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In this paper, we discuss the development of a prototype DMN as a portal-based information exchange system for the design, manufacture and distribution of customised products for the watchmaking industry in Hong Kong. The e-portal serves as an enabling tool for the industry to share information instantly and globally among all the participants in the value chain and presents an unprecedented opportunity for a wider industrial collaboration among them. The portal offers flexibility to 'change by design' and creates distinctive knowledge for the channel partners in an industry characterised by a mature market. It allows them to address the challenges of fast response product development and manufacturing and hence better adapt to customer demands and coordinate go-to-market strategies in increasingly shorter time frames.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-388
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2007


  • Adaptive manufacturing enterprise
  • Cooperative production systems
  • Development of e-portal
  • Dispersed network manufacturing
  • Modular consortia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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