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Management Data Specification for Supply Chain Integration



Yung-Tsun Lee, Shigeki Umeda


This document specifies a framework of communication data in a supply chain system, which is viewed as a virtual enterprise. First presented is a requirement analysis to identify the information necessary to represent the communication for the produciton management of a supply chain. The requirement analysis has been based on the practical business operations in one of the US manufacturing companies. A specifiaction that describes all information requirements using the XML language is presented. The specification will be used to synchronize the business operations within a supply chain system or a supply chain simulation system. The specification can also be the basis for developing applications, using the Electronic Commerce, a database management system, or a knowledge base system, to support the supply chain integration.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6703
Report Number


data exchange, information modeling, supply chain, system integration, XML


Lee, Y. and Umeda, S. (2000), Management Data Specification for Supply Chain Integration, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed June 23, 2024)


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Created June 30, 2000, Updated October 12, 2021