Towards Flexible Inter-enterprise Collaboration: A Supply Chain Perspective

Boris Shishkov, Marten J. van Sinderen, Alexander Verbraeck

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    Since neither uniformity nor pluriformity provide the answer to easing inter-enterprise collaborations, we address (inspired by relevant strengths of service-oriented architectures) the problem of supporting such collaborations from an infrastructure perspective. We propose architectural guidelines for interactively establishing a suitable inter-enterprise collaboration scheme, before the exchange of actual content takes place. The proposed guidelines stem from an analysis of some currently popular approaches concerning the achievement of inter-enterprise collaborations with ICT means. Taking into account the strong relevance of these issues to the Supply chain domain, we put our work in the Supply chain perspective. We also illustrate our architectural guidelines with an example from this domain. It is expected that the research contribution, reported in this paper, will be useful as an additional result concerning the (ICT-driven) inter-enterprise collaboration.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2009
    EditorsJ. Filipe, J. Cordeiro
    Place of PublicationBerlin Heidelberg
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-01346-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2009 - Milan, Italy
    Duration: 6 May 200910 May 2009
    Conference number: 11

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
    ISSN (Print)1865-1348


    Conference11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2009
    Abbreviated titleICEIS
    Internet address


    • METIS-264284
    • SCS-Services
    • EWI-17089
    • IR-69311

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