Analysing Supply Chain Strategies Using Knowledge-Based Techniques

  • Areti Manataki
  • Yun-Heh Chen-Burger
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5559)


We are experiencing a digital revolution that is rapidly changing the way business is conducted. In this new economy, information is shared speedily and many participants are collaborating. Effective and seamless collaboration between distributed supply chain members is therefore crucial. To understand how this may be done, we describe a knowledge based framework for abstracting, enriching, analysing and improving supply chain models. We employ business process modelling as a useful methodology for capturing and analysing supply chain strategies. In addition, we use a meta-interpreter and workflow engine for simulating business processes to help understand business scenarios. Its declarative approach makes business rationale more transparent. Our work is demonstrated by looking at a case study of Dell’s supply chain management that depicts its PC supply chain operation logics and strategies.


supply chain management business process modelling simulation workflow engine Dell FBPML declarative approach logical formal method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Areti Manataki
    • 1
  • Yun-Heh Chen-Burger
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Intelligent Systems and Applications, School of InformaticsUniversity of Edinburgh, Informatics ForumEdinburghUK

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