MAS 2012 Proceeding

A construction kit of flexible IT-services for supply chain planning and operations

Authors:   Sebastian Steinbuss, Katja Klingebiel, Gökhan Yüzgülec, Tobias Hegmanns


Current logistic IT systems tend to be monolithic applications with low flexibility and low awareness of interoperability. Modern IT trends like Service Oriented Architectures and Cloud Computing are key factors to provide convenient access to customized IT-Services on demand and as a service. Hence, the idea of the concept ?Logistics as a Service? is to provide domain specific IT services to support the planning and operations in supply chains which are supported by infrastructural technologies. In this paper, the general concepts behind ?Logistics as a Service? as well as exemplary IT services are presented and proven to be applicable by demonstration of several use cases. ?Logistics as a Service? is one leading topic in the EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr (EfficiencyCluster LogisticsRuhr) and therefore part of the German High Tech Strategy.

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