Title: Ontology-based support for semantic interoperability between SCM and PLM

Authors: Alexander Smirnov, Michael Pashkin, Tatiana Levashova, Nikolai Chilov

Addresses: St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation, Russian Academy of Sciences, 39, 14th line, St. Petersburg 199178, Russia. ' St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation, Russian Academy of Sciences, 39, 14th line, St. Petersburg 199178, Russia. ' St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation, Russian Academy of Sciences, 39, 14th line, St. Petersburg 199178, Russia. ' St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation, Russian Academy of Sciences, 39, 14th line, St. Petersburg 199178, Russia

Abstract: Supply Chain Management (SCM) taking into account product lifecycle factors seems to be one of the industrial challenges of the next few years. This paper discusses an ontology-based approach supporting semantic interoperability between SCM and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) that could form different viewpoints on product specifications. Ontology-driven architecture of the approach is presented. Used knowledge representation formalism of object-oriented constraint networks is described. This approach is illustrated via building an Application Ontology (AO) for the SCM identifying elements related to PLM.

Keywords: supply chain management; SCM; ontology; knowledge representation; semantic interoperability; product lifecycle management; PLM; product specifications; object-oriented constraint networks; knowledge management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPLM.2006.009386

International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management, 2006 Vol.1 No.3, pp.289 - 302

Published online: 28 Mar 2006 *

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