Optimizing Supply Chains through Service-Oriented Architecture

  title={Optimizing Supply Chains through Service-Oriented Architecture},
  author={Xin Liu and Zhijun Zhang and Tingjie Lu and Wei Fan},
Supply chain is defined as a system of suppliers, producers, distributors, retailers and customers where material, financial and information flows connect participants in the directions. Most supply chains are composed of independent agents with individual preferences. It is expected that no single agent has the power to optimize the supply chain. Supply chain management is now seen as a governing element in strategy and as an effective way of creating value for customers. Service Oriented… CONTINUE READING