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The service‐oriented agile logistic control and engineering system: SERVICES

The service‐oriented agile logistic control and engineering system: SERVICES Introduces the concept of service-oriented agile logistics and presents a generic apparatus for the design of such systems. An analysis of future communication-based logistics leads to the logistic control and engineering system SERVICES. The logistic system is conceived as a "society" of interacting "self-responsible intelligent service-producing actors", where services or functions are taken as the system-base. This means that, instead of working with process-modules, the development of a service-oriented information-system primarily works with service-modules that program the operational interaction between client, service-producer and possibly sub-contracted service-producers. From this the supporting execution-control in the context of the service-producing units can be deduced. A case study of a high-performance deep-sea container terminal is given. This shows that the function-programming system of SERVICES is generic, adequate and effective and that it favours distributed control. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Logistics Information Management Emerald Publishing

The service‐oriented agile logistic control and engineering system: SERVICES

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0957-6053
DOI
10.1108/09576050010313965
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Abstract

Introduces the concept of service-oriented agile logistics and presents a generic apparatus for the design of such systems. An analysis of future communication-based logistics leads to the logistic control and engineering system SERVICES. The logistic system is conceived as a "society" of interacting "self-responsible intelligent service-producing actors", where services or functions are taken as the system-base. This means that, instead of working with process-modules, the development of a service-oriented information-system primarily works with service-modules that program the operational interaction between client, service-producer and possibly sub-contracted service-producers. From this the supporting execution-control in the context of the service-producing units can be deduced. A case study of a high-performance deep-sea container terminal is given. This shows that the function-programming system of SERVICES is generic, adequate and effective and that it favours distributed control.

Journal

Logistics Information ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 2000

Keywords: Information systems; Systems engineering; Supply chain

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