Title: Modelling and facilitating RFID-based collaborative logistics processes

Authors: Yu Li; Andreas Oberweis; Huayu Zhang

Addresses: Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany. ' Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany. ' Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany

Abstract: Logistics processes, where RFID technologies are applied to improve process efficiency and flexible organisation of collaboration is required in the foreground, pose challenges to process modelling, analysis and design in business process management. To meet these challenges, we propose in this paper an integrated approach which bundles XSLT nets, a novel variant of high-level Petri nets to model RFID-based logistics processes and to enable their automatic execution, as well as social networking coordinated by community processes to support the interconnection and web-based collaboration of logistics partners. The utility of the approach is demonstrated in two modelling use cases. We also present a general architecture framework of process-oriented social information systems.

Keywords: distribution logistics; radio frequency identification; RFID; social networks; XSLT nets; community processes; order processing; physical markup language; PML; XML/EDIFACT; collaborative logistics; Petri nets; business process modelling; business process design; business process management; web-based collaboration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJODE.2012.045907

International Journal of Organisational Design and Engineering, 2012 Vol.2 No.1, pp.85 - 105

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 08 Mar 2012 *

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