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A Reference Lexicon Definition from Fact Models

Title 

A Reference Lexicon Definition from Fact Models

Authors

Pedro Andrade, Joao Sarraipa, Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves

Abstract

This book provides the latest models, methods and guidelines for networked enterprises to enhance their competitiveness and move towards innovative high performance and agile industrial systems.
 
In the new global market, competitiveness and economic growth rely greatly on the move toward innovative high performance industrial systems and agile networked enterprises through the creation and consolidation of non-hierarchical manufacturing networks of multi-national SMEs as opposed to networks based on powerful large-scale companies. Network performance can be significantly improved through more harmonious and equitable peer-to-peer inter-enterprise relationships, conforming decentralized and collaborative decision-making models.
 
Traditional hierarchical manufacturing networks are based on centralized models, where some of the actors involved must adapt themselves to the constraints defined by those who are most dominant. Real-world experiences of such models have revealed some major problems due to the centralized vision of the supply chain and the sub-optimal performance of centralized decision-making. For the current highly dynamic markets, this generates major inefficiencies in operation throughout the supply chain.
 
This book collects the latest research regarding non-hierarchical manufacturing networks and provides enterprises with valuable models, methods and guidelines to improve their competitiveness.

Nowadays, it has been noticed an increased demand for interoperable systems capable of exchanging information within collaborative business environments. Consequently, cooperation agreements between each of the involved enterprises have been brought to light. However, due to the fact that even in a same community or domain, there are a big variety of business concept models that are not semantically coincident, which embodies the need of an enterprise reference lexicon definition for interoperable communications establishment. This paper proposes an approach that addresses the automation in the information models mapping and the reference lexicon construction. It aggregates a formal and conceptual representation of the business domain, with a clear definition of the used lexicon to facilitate a further and overall understanding of the business model.

Workshop

Cloud Collaborative Manufacturing Networks Workshop (hosted in I-ESA 2016 conference)
Pedro Andrade. Joao Sarraipa, Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves