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Maintaining and developing competitive advantages in a constantly changing market requires the creation and exploitation of a network of adequate competences. Competence management necessitates both clean formalisation and evaluation of the pertinence of competences. This depends on several factors and involves subjective elements. In this paper, a(More)
This paper introduces the principles of a unified language devoted to the area of competence based enterprise modelling. The language, named UECML, for Unified Enterprise Competence Modelling Language, is intended to provide a neutral interface to enterprise modelling based on competencies. Therefore, it is built on previous languages, especially UEML and(More)
Nowadays, the advantages of virtual enterprises and collaborative networks are well known by scientists and professional communities. Despite the advantages, only a few networks continue running businesses after stopping the governmental subsides. One of the reasons is the lack of a model that evaluates the benefit from the firm's point of view. The(More)
In this paper, the hybrid production planning & control method Double Speed Single Production Line (DSSPL) is presented, modeled and its performances evaluated and compared to classical Production Planning and Control methods (PPC). DSSPL combines JIT/kanban and Material Requirement Planning for the production of different classes of products (A-and B-items(More)
— The project OPESS, financed by the Swiss Virtual Campus program, aims at achieving an integrated approach to Web Based Training in the field of Operations Management. Special consideration is given to questions of managerial and technical concepts and to related software solutions that have gained great significance worldwide as Enterprise Resource(More)