A Reference Architecture Capturing Structure and Behaviour of Warehouse Control



Warehouse management and control systems are responsible for the operations in a warehouse. These systems are usually very complex due to the delivery requirements of the warehouse customers. These delivery requirements are often very specific for a group of customers, which makes it hard to reuse warehouse management and control functionality for other warehouses. In this chapter, we will introduce a method that will greatly increase the reusability of warehouse management and control functionality. We present a reference architecture that supports the development of warehouse management and control systems. This modular reference architecture is based on functional components, which can be configured using structural and behavioural parameters. This configuration is sufficient to build a warehouse management and control system. This chapter introduces the reference architecture and demonstrates how it can be used to decrease the warehouse management and control system development effort.


Stock Level Business Rule Interaction Protocol Enterprise Resource Planning System Reference Architecture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Embedded System InstituteEindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Vanderlande Industries B.VVeghelThe Netherlands

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