Glöckner, Michael, Stefan Mutke and André Ludwig (2015)

Engineering and Evaluation of Process Alternatives in Tactical Logistics Planning

in: Hammoudi, Slimane, Leszek A. Maciaszek and Ernest Teniente (ed.): Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2, (2015), 166-176.

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Abstract: The objective of tactical planning in logistics is the engineering and evaluation of processes within a given set of possible alternatives. Due to outsourcing and a division of labor, a high number of participants, available services and thus possible process alternatives arises within logistics networks. The additional wide range of service description and annotation methods result in a complex planning process. In order to support planning, a semi-automated approach is presented in this paper that is based on a combined catalog and construction system (for engineering) and a generic simulation approach (for evaluation) that are able to handle the variety of description and annotation methods. The basic concepts are presented and afterward associated by a model-driven approach in order to connect them and make them compatible to work with each other. Finally, a method is developed to foster a semi-automated engineering and evaluation of process alternatives.

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