Monitor for information alignment and sustainability in logistics networks

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Abstract

Globalization of manufacturing and the enlargement of production networks bear the problem of logistics. These worldwide non-hierarchical manufacturing and distributing networks are characterized by non-centralized decision making, thus increasing the autonomy of the hub organizations and enabling different rules and procedures for decision making within the same supply chain, but decreasing the effectiveness in terms of integration, interoperability, and transportation. The major cause for that is due to different systems and information structures. This paper suggests aligning the different enterprises operating within the network, using morphisms to relate and develop transformations between their information models and a common data exchange standard. Also, in order to manage the dynamism of internal information systems, a multi-Agent framework is proposed to detect changes, being capable of reacting to sustain the interoperability-enabling morphisms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CONGRESS AND EXPOSITION - 2012, VOL 3, PTS A-C: DESIGN, MATERIALS, AND MANUFACTURING
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages423-432
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780791845196
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
EventASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2012 - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: 9 Nov 201215 Nov 2012

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
NumberPts. A, B, and C
Volume3

Conference

ConferenceASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2012
CountryUnited States
CityHouston, TX
Period9/11/1215/11/12

Keywords

  • Hub-And-spoke networks
  • Interoperability
  • Model morphisms
  • Sustainable interoperability

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