Managing the Life Cycle of IT-Based Inter-firm Resources in Production and Logistics Networks

  • Jens Pöppelbuß
  • Michael Teucke
  • Dirk Werthmann
  • Michael Freitag
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Logistics book series (LNLO)


This paper applies the concept of inter-firm resources to inter-organizational information systems that are shared between enterprises within production and logistics networks. The paper focuses on challenges during collaborative initiation, development, implementation, operation, and maintenance as well as termination of such shared information systems. The availability of instruments for improving all these life cycle phases of shared information systems is discussed based on the implementation of an EPCIS-based data exchange infrastructure within an automotive production network.


Inter-firm resources Inter-organizational information systems IT systems Life cycle management Supply chain management 



This paper uses research results of the project “RAN—RFID-based Automotive Network” (Ref. No. 01MA10009) supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology from 2010 to 2012 as part of its program “AUTONOMIK: Autonomous, simulation-based systems for small and medium-sized enterprises”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jens Pöppelbuß
    • 1
  • Michael Teucke
    • 2
  • Dirk Werthmann
    • 2
  • Michael Freitag
    • 2
  1. 1.Industrial Services GroupUniversity of BremenBremenGermany
  2. 2.BIBA—Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbHUniversity of BremenBremenGermany

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