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Grid based E-procurement

Burnap, Peter, Pahwa, Jaspreet Singh, Joita, Liviu, Gray, William Alexander, Rana, Omer Farooq and Miles, John Christopher 2005. Grid based E-procurement. Proceedings of the ASCE , pp. 1-11. 10.1061/40794(179)156

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Abstract

In the Architecture/ Engineering/ Construction (A/E/C) industry, large projects are tackled by consortia of companies and individuals, who work collaboratively for the duration of the project. Such projects are complex and consortia members provide a range of skills to the project. The running of these A/E/C industry projects requires the formation of secure virtual organisations to enable collaboration. An important feature of the consortia is that they are dynamic in nature and are formed for the lifetime of the project. Members can participate in several consortia at the same time. This is a complex situation to support with software and the Grid will be an important infrastructure for such systems. The Grid is perceived as an addition to the existing functionalities of the Internet. This paper describes the design, development and implementation of a Grid-enabled solution to the Product Supplier Catalogue Database (PSCD) application, a software package, which brings together designers, suppliers and product manufacturers to work collaboratively for procurement in multiple consortia in a virtual environment. In this paper we describe our experience whilst Grid enabling the PSCD application using Grid middleware such as Globus and Java CoG toolkits and the development of software to support these three types of consortium. As the Grid is new and unstable in terms of the software and documentation problems have been encountered problems during the development phase

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Uncontrolled Keywords: Procurement, e-procurement, Grid, Supplier, Web Services, Construction
Additional Information: ISBN: 9780784407943
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2016 23:13
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/43148

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