A Supply Chain Management Approach to Logistics Ontologies in Information Systems

  • Joerg Leukel
  • Stefan Kirn
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 7)


Logistics models in information systems describe activities, organi-zations, transportation means, goods, and services being involved in logistics processes. The problem with most current such models, however, is a lack of formal semantics which prevents automated data integration across organi-zational boundaries. In this paper, we take the perspective of supply chain management and employ a well-grounded model which provides core concepts of interorganizational logistics. The contribution is that we (1) propose referring to supply chain management for ontologizing logistics models and (2) provide definitions of core elements of logistics ontologies.


Interorganizational Information Systems Logistics Ontologies Semantic Integration Supply Chain Management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joerg Leukel
    • 1
  • Stefan Kirn
    • 1
  1. 1.Information Systems IIUniversity of HohenheimStuttgartGermany

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