Blake, Jacqueline and Pease, Wayne (2005) An open standard for the exchange of information in the Australian timber sector. In: ITS 2005: ICT Networks - Building Blocks for Economic Development, 28-30 Aug 2005, Perth, Western Australia.
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The purpose of this paper is to describe business-to-business (B2B) communication and the characteristics of an open standard for electronic communication within the Australian timber and wood products industry. Current issues, future goals and strategies for using business-to-business communication will be considered. From the perspective of the Timber industry sector, this study is important because supply chain efficiency is a key component in an organisation's strategy to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Strong improvement in supply chain performance is possible with improved business-to-business communication which is used both for building trust and providing real time marketing data. Traditional methods such as electronic data interchange (EDI) used to facilitate B2B communication have a number of disadvantages, such as high implementation and running costs and a rigid and inflexible messaging standard. Information and communications technologies (ICT) have supported the emergence of web-based EDI which maintains the advantages of the traditional paradigm while negating the disadvantages. This has been further extended by the advent of the Semantic web which rests on the fundamental idea that web resources should be annotated with semantic markup that captures information about their meaning and facilitates meaningful machine-to-machine communication. This paper provides an ontology using OWL (Web Ontology Language) for the Australian Timber sector that can be used in conjunction with semantic web services to provide effective and cheap B2B communications.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||business-to-business (B2B) communication; open standard; Australian timber and wood products industry; information and communications technologies (ICT)|
|Subjects:||350000 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 350200 Business and Management > 350211 Innovation and Technology Management
280000 Information, Computing and Communication Sciences
|Depositing User:||epEditor USQ|
|Date Deposited:||11 Oct 2007 00:18|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 22:31|
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