An Ontological Structure for Enterprise-Wide Optimization of Supply Chain Problems
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1Chemical &amp; Petroleum Engineering Department, Sharif University Of Tecnology ,Tehran,Iran
2Chemical &amp; Petroleum Engineering Department, Sharif University Of Tecnology, Tehran, Iran
3Chem. & Pet. Eng. Department, Sharif University Of Technology
4Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, Tehran.
In this paper an ontology for Enterprise-Wide Optimization of Supply Chain Problems is presented. Noy and McGuinness methodology was employed and several knowledge sources were exploited in development of the ontology. UML was used as development language to facilitate understanding of the ontological structure and increase its reusability. The developed ontological structure was assessed via an integrated energy network case study consists of several energy resources, conversion technologies and demands. Analysis indicated that the concepts and relations framed in the ontology are able to demonstrate the complicated relationships among specific energy resources, technologies and demands existing in the energy network.
Supply Chain; Supply Chain Management; Enterprise-Wide Optimization; Ontology; Integrated Energy Network