SPP, Devco, Boeing Open E-Business Lab in Taiwan

Posted: July 23, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Elena Barbre

Today George Mason University and Devco Inc. open the E-Business Demonstration Laboratory in Taiwan. The laboratory, sponsored by the Boeing Company and hosted by National Tsing Hua University in the Science Park City of Hsinchu, focuses on enabling small suppliers with supplier-side solutions for participating in supply chain relationships.

The companies participating in the laboratory are Aerospace Industrial Development Corp. of Taichung, Taiwan; Data Systems Inc. of Taipei; Goldsun Computer & Communication Ltd. of Taipei; Promatis Corp. of San Ramon, Calif.; and Proyoung Business Information System Company Ltd. These companies, working under the guidance of the Devco-George Mason project team, have developed and implemented a solution for multi-tiered supply chain integration using commercially available products.

“The bottleneck in supply chain integration and management is supplier integration,” says project technical lead Thomas Gulledge of the Policy Analysis Center in the School of Public Policy (SPP). “Without willing supplier participation, collaboration along the supply is impossible. The E-Business Demonstration Laboratory is focused on solving the supplier-side integration problem using local Taiwanese service provider solutions.”

Today’s opening is accompanied by a live demonstration of a supply chain scenario and a two-day workshop that includes participants from the laboratory partner organizations. The workshop focuses on the integration of business process logic at the application level, and participants will learn how packaged enterprise application integration software may be used to manage disparate applications in a business-to-business environment.

For more information, contact Rainer Sommer, George Mason program manager, at rsommer@gmu.edu.

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