Service design and process design for the logistics mall cloud
Dienst-Design und Prozess-Design für die Logistics Mall Cloud
This book chapter presents some actual results from two big German Cloud projects: the Leading-Edge Cluster project Service Design Studio and the associated Fraunhofer Innovation Cluster Cloud Computing for Logistics. Existing services can be enhanced using the Service Design Studio environment and then be deployed and offered in the Logistics Mall, which may combine them using process models. To reach these objectives, different standards are combined for service description in functional and business view, business object description in domain and technical view, and process model description on different abstraction levels. First results are already in use by the logistics industry. These innovations together have the potential to advance the logistics market towards modern IT strategie s. Flexible, individual logistics business process models allow small and medium enterprises a technological catch up with large companies and to focus on their core business.