1st Edition

Enterprise Integration and Information Architecture A Systems Perspective on Industrial Information Integration

By Li Da Xu Copyright 2015
    446 Pages 126 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    Enterprise solutions have emerged as promising tools for integrating and extending business processes across business functions. Supplying a clear and comprehensive introduction to the field, this book provides a detailed description of enterprise information integration—from the development of enterprise systems to extended enterprise information integration in supply chain environments.

    Enterprise Integration and Information Architecture: A Systems Perspective on Industrial Information Integration explains how to improve industrial information integration through the application of a systems approach. Describing how systems science is impacting current research in industrial information integration, it covers enterprise architecture, information architecture for enterprises, business process/work flow modeling, and enterprise information integration.

    Covering the emergence, growth, and extension of integrated enterprise systems, the book provides you with various perspectives of modern enterprise solutions. It introduces the critical concepts of ERP, industry-oriented enterprise resource planning, and entire resource planning. It also provides guidance on how to transition from extended enterprise integration in a supply chain environment to systems-based enterprise architecture, enterprise modeling, and enterprise modeling in a supply chain environment.

    The book proposes a new information architecture for enterprise and supply chain management. It presents modeling and integration information flows for enterprise information integration, together with the Internet of Things (IoT). It also explores the theory and methods of industrial information integration including integration approaches and enterprise application integration.

    Complete with numerous examples of extended enterprise integration in actual supply chain environments, the book illustrates the critical issues that arise in professional practice and also explores emerging trends in enterprise integration and its information architecture

    Modern Enterprise Solution
    Emergence of ESs
    Growth of ESs
         Brief History of ESs
         Characteristics of ESs
    ES Examples
         ES Applications in the Manufacturing Industry
              C3P System
              Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems
              Aero-Engine Pipe Routing
              Assembly Planning
         ES Applications in Healthcare
         ES Applications in Managing Dams
         ES Applications in the Telecommunication Industry
         ESs in Transportation
         ES Applications in Other Areas

    Enterprise Integration
    Enterprise Integration
    Manufacturing Integration
         Brief Description of Manufacturing Enterprises
         Challenges Facing Manufacturing Enterprises
         Modularity and Integration to Meet Challenges
         Manufacturing Integration
    Engineering Integration
    Customer Integration
    Industry-Oriented ERP
         Industry-Oriented Enterprise Resource Planning
              IERP versus General-Purpose ERP
              Connotation of IERP-Oriented Componentization
              Business-Driven Approach to IERP System-Oriented Componentization
              Levels of Business-Process-Driven Modeling
              Meta-Model for Business-Process-Driven IERP Componentization
              Category of Business Components
    Entire Resource Planning
         Comprehensive MF Theory
         Comprehensive MF Theory and ERP
    Integrating ESs: Future Prospects

    Extended Enterprise Integration in Supply Chain
    Interenterprise Collaboration
    Supply Chain Collaboration
         Service-Oriented Architecture
         RFID and IoT
         Workflow Management
    Integrating Supply Chain
    Extended Enterprise Integration
    Examples of Recent Research
         Enterprise Collaboration: An Agent-Based Model
         VE Collaborative Operation: A Grid-Based Model

    Enterprise and Supply Chain Architecture
    Enterprise Architecture
    Supply Chain Modeling and the Relationship with EM and EA Modeling
         SCM Models in Operations Research, Operations Management, and SCM
         SCM Models Involving Intraorganizational Interoperation
         SCM Models Involving Interorganizational Interoperation
         EM and EA Methods Related to SCM
    Closing the Gaps between Existing SCM, EM, and EA Models
    Software Architecture: An Example of Recent Research
         Types of Software Architecture
         Scenario-Based Software Architecture Analysis: A New Method
    Modeling and Analysis of Workflow for LSCs: An Example of Integrative Modeling of SCM and EM
         Lean Supply Chain
         Standardization of Collaborating Business Process between Organizations
         Modeling and Analysis of Cross-Organizational Workflow
         Application Example

    Information Architecture for Enterprise and Supply Chain: A New Discipline of Industrial Information Integration
    Intraorganizational Systems
    Interorganizational Systems
    Model-Driven Architecture
    Service-Oriented Architecture
    Interoperability Models
    Industrial Information Integration: Examples
         Multilingual Semantic Interoperation in Interorganizational Enterprise Systems
         Agricultural Ecosystem Enterprise Information System
         Water Resource Management Enterprise System
         Automated Assembly Planning System for Complex Products
         Railway Signaling Enterprise System Based on IIIE
    IIIE: A New Discipline of Industrial Information Integration
         Business Process Management
         Information Integration and Interoperability
         EA and EAI
         Service-Oriented Architecture

    Enterprise Process Modeling and Workflow Management
    Workflow Basics
    Intraorganizational Workflows
         Modeling Perspectives
         Modeling Techniques
    Interorganizational Workflows
         Workflow Modeling between Organizations
         Interaction Models
         Routing Approaches
    Workflow Analysis
         Qualitative Analysis
         Quantitative Analysis
         Empirical Study
    Future Directions
         Technical Aspects
         Managerial Aspect

    Enterprise Information Integration Modeling and Integrating Information Flows
    Data and Information Integration
    RFID: An Emerging Information Architecture
    IoT: An Emerging Internet-Based Information Architecture
              IoT-Oriented Infrastructure for Manufacturing Systems
         Enabling Technologies
              Ubiquitous Computing
              Wireless Sensor Networks
              Cloud Computing
              More on the Enabling Technologies of IoT
         Current Research
              Industrial Deployment
              Social Internet of Things
              Healthcare Applications
              Security and Surveillance
              Data Cleaning in IoT Applications
              Future Work
              SOA for Internet of Things
         Open Problems and Future Directions
              Technical Challenges
              Information Security and Privacy Protection
              Innovation in IoT Environment
              Development Approaches

    Industrial Information Integration
    Enterprise Application
         Intraorganizational EA
         Interorganizational EA
         Integration Requirements
         New Technology Requirements
    Integration Approaches
         Syntactic Integration Approaches
         Middleware-Based Techniques
         Object-Oriented Technology
              DCOM and COM
         Transaction-Based Technology
         Semantic Integration Approaches
    Enterprise Application Integration
         Distributed EA Architectures
         Integration of Distributed EAs
         Business Process Layer Integration
              Remote Method Invocation
              Message-Oriented Middleware
         Data Layer Integration
         Communication Layer Integration
         Presentation Layer Integration
         Other Integration Technologies
              Net Framework
              Web Services, SOA, and ESB
              Enterprise Service Bus
         Future Perspectives
              Some Research Challenges

    Systems Approach to Industrial Information Integration
    Design Science
    Systems Approach
         Information Integration: An SSE Perspective
         Systems Concepts
              Complex Systems
         ESs’ Subsystem Integration: Workflow Management
         ESs’ Subsystem Integration: Manufacturing Systems
         Inquiring Systems
         Methodological Development
              Interdisciplinary Study
              Selection of Methods
              Theory for Integrated Information Systems as a Whole
    CMFT: A New Theory in Systems Perspectives and Its Implication to IIIE
    Microscopic Perspectives: BI in ESs
         Business Intelligence
         Supervised Learning Methods
         Unsupervised Learning
              Itemset Mining
         Opportunities Provided by BI to ESs
              Process Mining
              Outlier Detection
              Graph Data
    Resilient ESs
         Enterprise Resilience and Resilient Enterprise Systems
    SSE Serves ESs

    Future Evolution
    Major New Theories Impacting ESs
         MF Theory
    Major New Technologies Impacting ESs
         Internet of Things
         Cloud Computing
    Other Methods and Techniques Impacting ESs
         Software Architecture Methods
    Summary and Challenges



    Li Da Xu serves as the founding chair of IFIP TC8 WG8.9 and the IEEE SMC Society Technical Committee on Enterprise Information Systems and as the founding editor in chief of the engineering journal entitled Enterprise Information Systems. He is an endowed Changjiang Chair Professor by the Ministry of Education of China. His affiliations include the Institute of Computing Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the University of Science and Technology of China, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the China State Council Development Research Center, and Old Dominion University, United States. Professor Xu has participated in early research and educational academic activities in the field of systems science and engineering. He has collaborated and worked extensively with pioneering scholars such as West Churchman, John Warfield, and Qian Xuesen.

    Furthermore, he has spearheaded early research and educational academic activities in the field of information systems and enterprise systems, which started in the early 1980s. He is a coauthor of the recent book entitled Systems Science: Methodological Approaches published by Taylor & Francis Group. His work has been cited by Qian Xuesen and other well-known scholars.