A company and its partners, including customers, suppliers and sub-contractors, that work together to design, development, produce and deliver a product to the final user. Also refers to the supply chains and logistics chains.
See Virtual Enterprise.
(EE) is a set of real organizations. Extended enterprise is the competence pool, resource pool, infrastructure and means for doing business. It is the base set from which organizations are tried in formation of functional consortia.
The extended enterprise is a company that collaborates with its suppliers, partners and customers to streamline business processes, transcending traditional boundaries and enhancing mutual customer benefits. Business applications that address such extended enterprises are referred to by Gartner Group as ERPII.
A term used to describe all the actors involved in the development of a product. Expanding the list of actors that traditionally make up a company (employees, managers, board of directors), the extended enterprise also includes business partners, suppliers, original equipment manufacturers (OEM), and customers. For the extended enterprise to function effectively, these actors must be able to share and work together on common product data, hence the importance of the Collaborative Workspace created in Dassault SystÃ¨mes' PLM solutions.
The notion that when individual companies collaborate with the other stakeholders in their supply chains, that they are really acting as part of a larger entity, the local industry represented by the supply chain, for instance.
An organization, its suppliers, partners and customers. The concept of the extended enterprise captures the modern reality that organizations are increasingly connected by computing and communications networks.
A term used to denote a company and the partners and allies with which it works very closely. It can appear as though they collectively constitute a single enterprise.
The notion that supply chain partners form a larger entity. See: supply chain community.
Extended Enterprise is a concept that is derived from the Enterprise terminology in application to both internal and external business relationships and associated services extended across multiple divisions (the holding, subsidiaries and branch offices) in one or more countries.