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Journal of applied research and technology

versión On-line ISSN 2448-6736versión impresa ISSN 1665-6423

J. appl. res. technol vol.10 no.3 México dic. 2012


A Survey Analysis Of The Resource Selection Models In Agile/Virtual Enterprises


A. Pires*1, G. Putnik2, P. Ávila3


1,3 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Engineering - Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Rua Dr. Antonio Bernardino de Almeida, 431, 4200-072, Porto, Portugal *E-mail:

2 Department of Production and Systems, University of Minho, Campus de Azurém, 4810-058 Guimaráes, Portugal.



In this work, a survey is made of the analysis of the resource selection process. We approach the process also from the point of view of conventional enterprises but with particular emphasis on the existent models in Agile/Virtual Enterprises in order to identify the main limitations and shortcomings of the process.

This analysis was focused in the global process of the resource selection, namely in terms of the pre-selection and selection phases, requisites, mathematical models, tools and other relevant areas in the existent models.

It is concluded that the resource pre-selection is an area that is not adequately explored in a systematic way. The value concept is not incorporated in the selection process. As a result, a reasoned analysis is not performed of the decision-making process for creating an Agile/Virtual Enterprise. These conclusions were made to envision a future approach that allows the incorporation of new areas that contribute to the improvement of the resource selection process.

Keywords: Agile/Virtual enterprises, resource/partner selection models, resource pre-selection, supplier/resource criteria.



En este trabajo hacemos un análisis de la encuesta del proceso de selección de recursos. Nos acercamos al proceso también desde el punto de vista de las empresas convencionales pero con especial énfasis en los modelos existentes en Empresas Ágil/Virtuales con el fin de identificar las principales limitaciones y deficiencias del proceso.

Este análisis se centró en el proceso global de la selección de recursos, es decir, en términos de la pre-selección y fases de selección, requisitos, modelos matemáticos, herramientas y otros ámbitos pertinentes en los modelos existentes.

Llegamos a la conclusión de que la pre-selección de recursos es un área que no está suficientemente explorado de manera sistemática. El concepto de valor no se incorpora en el proceso de selección. No se hace un análisis razonado de la toma de decisión de crear una Empresa Ágil/Virtual. Estas conclusiones se hicieron con el fin de vislumbrar un futuro enfoque que permita la incorporación de nuevas áreas que contribuyan a mejorar el proceso de selección de recursos.





The authors would like to thank the Fundacáo para a Ciencia e Tecnologia (F.C.T.) for their support through: 1) the PhD grant award reference number SFRH/BD/37831/2007 to the author Antonio Pires, 2) the financed project PTDC/EME-GIN/102143/2008, and 3) EUREKA, by project E!4177-Pro-Factory UES.



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