When the Economic Policy Institute says 1.4M jobs were created overseas by U.S. companies, compared to 1M domestically, the global shift of the economic power is seen in manufacturing in the last 3 decades to one that is fast-growing in markets in the next decades. That implies fewer companies can retain a purely domestic business but instead there are two ends in the global market: supplies and customers. Therefore, being a triple-A enterprise is not a good-to-great option but is the basic capability to survive. This paper suggests in such a global, dynamic business environment, being stationary and connection-oriented to local resources and capacity worldwide is necessary. A concept of the Business Gateway architecture to deal with value chain or even participatory production is aggressive but needed. That leads to overcome the challenges in distributed organization in different cultures and heterogeneous systems. An ISO 7-layer like model is introduced to accomplish that by putting cash flow and logistics flow under the business flow in a gateway layer and a human capital flow, a knowledge flow and a production flow above. This paper also suggests a quick and efficient knowledge management and alignment among distributed organization is essential. Managing such a distributed organization, the skill set is very different and a new virtual segregation setup technique is also presented.
|Keywords:||Participatory Production, Knowledge Management, Supply Chain Network, Distributed Organization, Business Gateway Architecture, Triple-A Supply Chain, Supply Chain System Engineering|
MEMS Supply Chain Network Manager, DHC, HVAL, Semiconductor Divison, Texas Instruments, Southern Methodist University and Flow Fusion Research Lab, Plano, Texas, USA
Senior Systems Engineer, Pattern Recognition Technologies (PRT), Inc., Flow Fusion Research Lab, Plano, Texas, USA
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