A Roadmap Focused on SMEs Decided to Participate in Collaborative Non-Hierarchical Networks

Autores UPV
Revista IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology


In this article, a roadmap called NHNmap is proposed in order to help researchers to deal with collaboration especifically in non-hierarchical networks (NHN). NHN are basically based on the decentralised decision making approaches within the networked partners. The importance of collaboration has increased in supply networks; thus, the number of so called non-hierarchical manufacturing networks (NHN) has also increased. A roadmap to help SMEs to participate and create collaborative non-hierarchical networks is developed. Specifically, the methodology carried out in the NHNmap is described along the paper.