In this chapter we introduce a conceptual framework for a new form of production system, which is unique from many perspectives. The proposed framework, which we refer to as Dispersed Network Manufacturing (DNM), is based on the creation of a network of plants that are electronically linked so that the participating members focus on their specialized tasks, yet also share their manufacturing and production resources to create a loosely structured and flexible enterprise.
|Title of host publication||Dispersed Manufacturing Networks|
|Subtitle of host publication||Challenges for Research and Practice|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2009|
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