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

ISBN 9781439850244
Published July 10, 2014 by Auerbach Publications
446 Pages 126 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

Table of Contents

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


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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.