Haße, Hendrik Li, Bin Weißenberg, Norbert Cirullies, Jan Otto, Boris
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[Editor:] Kersten, Wolfgang [Editor:] Blecker, Thorsten [Editor:] Ringle, Christian M. [Title:] Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Management: Innovative Approaches for Supply Chains. Proceedings of the Hamburg International Conference of Logistics (HICL), Vol. 27 [ISBN:] 978-3-7502-4947-9 [Pages:] 4-28
epubli GmbH, Berlin
Purpose: Key performance indicators (KPIs) are an essential management tool. Realtime KPIs for production and logistics form the basis for flexible and adaptive production systems. These indicators unfold their full potential if they are seamlessly integrated into the 'Digital Twin' of a company for data analytics. Methodology: We apply the Design Science Research Methodology for Information Systems Research for deriving a digital twin architecture. Findings: Research in the field of digital twins is at an early state, where the main objective is to find new applications for this technology. The majority of digital twin applications relate to the fields of manufacturing. Finally, it became apparent that existing architectures are too generic for usage in logistics. Originality: The approach presented is an affordable solution for stakeholders to start with a digital transformation, based on standards and therefore highly technology-independent. The combined use of a lambda architecture with a semantic layer for flexible KPI definition is a special case.