Supporting value chain integration through ontology-based modeling

Corinna Engelhardt-Nowitzki, Klaus Arthofer, Natalia Kryvinska, Christine Strauss

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2012 6th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems, CISIS 2012
Pages191-197
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 6th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems, CISIS 2012 - Palermo, Italy
Duration: 4 Jul 20126 Jul 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2012 6th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems, CISIS 2012

Conference

Conference2012 6th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems, CISIS 2012
CountryItaly
CityPalermo
Period04.07.201206.07.2012

Keywords

  • Cross-company integration
  • Information services
  • Supply chain management (SCM)
  • Value network ontology

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