Integral Logistics Management — Operations Management and Supply Chain Management Within and Across Companies

Course 20 – Selected Sections of Information Management

Intended learning outcomes: Produce a review of important terms in information management. Disclose the modeling of operational information systems. Explain in detail the modeling of information systems in the data view and object view.


From information management, characteristics and ways of thinking can be taken over that are important for the development and implementation of a system for planning & control in supply chains. In this chapter, important definitions are presented, followed by basic considerations on the modeling of operational information systems. We then turn to modeling from the data and the object views, from which techniques and methods of correct representation of logistic business objects can be gained. Practical experience has shown that this type of modeling requires special attention to methodology, as a complement to process modeling, which is more directly accessible for company employees.



Course sections and their intended learning outcomes

  • Course 20 – Selected Sections of Information Management

    Intended learning outcomes: Produce a review of important terms in information management. Disclose the modeling of operational information systems. Explain in detail the modeling of information systems in the data view and object view.

  • 20.1 Important Terms in Information Management

    Intended learning outcomes: Produce definitions for terms from colloquial language that are easily understood by employees, such as for information, data, information technology, information system, database.

  • 20.2 Modeling Enterprise Information Systems

    Intended learning outcomes: Present basic principles of modeling. Differentiate various dimensions in the modeling of information systems for business processes. Describe the dimension of hierarchy creation and the dimension of various views in modeling.

  • 20.3 Modeling Information Systems in the Data View and Object View

    Intended learning outcomes: Present terms such as object, attribute, object class, view, primary and secondary keys. Explain basic concepts such as association, association role and type. Describe the breaking up of an n-to-n association – in particular a reflexive one – and the association class. Disclose the use of the hierarchical constructs for developing a company-wide generic object model.


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