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Art. 03 – Vol. 24 – No. 1 – 2014

Mercur Prototype System
for the Measurement of Virtual Enterprise Agility

Ana-Maria Borozan
marika@ici.ro

Lidia Băjenaru
lidia.bajenaru@ici.ro

Daniel Savu
dsavu@ici.ro

Ion Mihaela Tomescu
mtomescu@ici.ro

National Institute for Research & Development in Informatics – ICI Bucharest

Abstract: The concept of virtual enterprise has appeared as a result of the market trends, the development of ITC and the ampleness of e-business phenomenon. This paper presents a system dedicated to the measurement of virtual enterprise agility, by approaching theoretical data on the virtual enterprise and the way to determine its agility, as well as the system functions and components description. The virtual enterprise managers are thus provided with a powerful tool for determining the enterprise agility that can be used in their decision making regarding subsequent activities.

Keywords: virtual enterprise, agility, agile enterprise, agile manufacturing, metrics, evaluation, modelling.

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