Supporting value chain integration through ontology-based modeling

C. Engelhardt-Nowitzki, K. Arthofer, N. Kryvinska, C. Strauss

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Operational communication and coordination between companies are most important in economic value networks. However, there are huge shortages concerning the integration of heterogeneous cross-company systems. Relevant supply chain management (SCM) issues, such as fast and flexible reaction of all companies concerned to the value creation process of a certain product, are not sufficiently facilitated. Thus, the ontological modeling could improve significantly the cross-company coordination proficiency through a semantic harmonization that enables faster and faultless information flows. However, ontologies are not yet applied broadly in SCM. Thus, we first describe the state of the art regarding ontology-use in SCM and characterize actual business needs. Then, we propose a layer-based ontology framework for SCM, including basic modeling principles for each relevant layer. Further, possible obstacles that might inhibit a smooth integration of related information services are discussed. Finally, we draw conclusions regarding the consequences for information and business services and related architectural design.
TitelThe Sixth International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS-2012), 4-6 July, 2012, Palermo, Italy
Herausgeber (Verlag)IEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9780769546872
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2012

ÖFOS 2012

  • 502052 Betriebswirtschaftslehre


  • CMI
  • BWL