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Virtual Trading System for Rapid Manufactured Products

Hasan, Saad and Rennie, Allan (2008) Virtual Trading System for Rapid Manufactured Products. In: 9th National Conference on Rapid Design, Prototyping and Manufacturing. MJA Print, Beaconsfield, pp. 127-135. ISBN 978-0-98313-55-1

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Abstract

Rapid Manufacturing (RM) has the potential to have an impact on a number of industry sectors. This paper presents research into a dynamic business model for the RM industry, where the supply and demand is matched over a Virtual Trading System (VTS). This is necessary because at present, the RM supply chain for many sectors is still in its infancy. In order to exploit the potential benefits of RM, the industry needs a supply chain model and this is where the VTS can be employed. The VTS is proposed as a platform where the entire RM industry can function in a competitive and mutually beneficial environment. It is based on the concept of an e-business mechanism. This paper introduces some core features of the model such as E-Catalogue and Reverse Auction, both being part of a Trade Engine.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rapid Manufacturing ; Supply Chain ; Virtual Trading System ; E-business ; Reverse Auction
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
ID Code: 53013
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 15 Mar 2012 13:56
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 00:53
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/53013

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