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JSW 2011 Vol.6(11): 2146-2153 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.6.11.2146-2153

The Design of Service System for SMEs Collaborative Alliance: Cluster Supply Chain

Xiao Xue1, Zhe Wei2, Zhifeng Zeng2
1Lab of Service Science, Henan Polytechnic University, Jiaozuo, Henan, P.R.China
2Information Network Security, Yunnan Police Officer Academy, Kunming, P.R.China


Abstract—In order to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) cluster to face the global challenges, the definition of “cluster supply chain” is put forward as a new type of management pattern, which is the combination of industrial cluster and supply chain management. However, the related research on cluster supply chain is still in its infancy, and it is difficult to put theory results into practice. Based on the background, this paper presents an analytic framework to bridge the gap between theory and practice in the field. The framework includes four views - business modeling, specification modeling, realization modeling, system evolution, and integrates methods from value network modeling, agent oriented modeling and service oriented analysis &design. In the end, we utilize a case study of China textile industry for demonstrating how to apply the framework to provide new insights into the construction and development of cluster supply chain.

Index Terms—cluster supply chain (CSC); service system design; agent modeling technology; collaborative alliance.

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Cite: Xiao Xue, Zhe Wei, Zhifeng Zeng, "The Design of Service System for SMEs Collaborative Alliance: Cluster Supply Chain," Journal of Software vol. 6, no. 11, pp. 2146-2153, 2011.

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