Collaboration in Manufacturing – What Does it All Mean?

By Catherine White – August 30, 2011
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There is no right or wrong way to define collaboration. The actual process of collaborating can be organic, formal, used for ad–hoc purposes or designed for longer-term, repeating situations. IDC and IDC Manufacturing Insights breaks the collaboration market into subcategories, including: Integrated Collaborative Environments (ICEs) – a framework for e-collaboration based on a shared directory and messaging platform Team Collaborative Applications (TCAs) – Web-based tools for formal teams


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Catherine White

Research AnalystIDC

Catherine White works within the Manufacturing Insights Group of IDC as a Research Analyst for Supply Chain. In this role she supports the Practice Director of the Emerging Agenda and Supply Chain…


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