Virtual enterprise is considered as the leading enterprise paradigm of 21st century. Based on the study of a lot of literature on VE, this paper summarizes 7 hypotheses about VE. By comparing the quality management of VE with that of traditional enterprises, 2 key points on quality management of VE were drawn. Firstly, the quality management of VE is a coordinating maangement; secondly, the management of quality information exchange is the key part of VE’s quality management. Furthermore, 5 principles that should be observed by the design of the quality maangement system of VE are given. Then, the concepts of VE’s product module and quality task and the relationship between them are proposed. The conceptual model of the quality management of VE in manufacture process is establsihed and explicated.
Qin, S. and Bei, X. (2002), "The Study for Principles and Conceptual Models of Quality Management in Virtual Enterprise", Asian Journal on Quality, Vol. 3 No. 1, pp. 129-144. https://doi.org/10.1108/15982688200200012Download as .RIS
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