Informationssystem-Architekturen produzierender Unternehmen bei software-definierten Plattformen

Hoffmann, Jörg; Schuh, Günther (Thesis advisor); Stich, Volker (Thesis advisor)

Aachen / Apprimus (2018, 2019) [Book, Dissertation / PhD Thesis]

Page(s): 1 Online-Ressource (XVIII, 315 Seiten) : Illustrationen


The use of data and the generation of information is becoming increasingly important for companies. This can be seen, for example, in economic factors: companies with a business model based on the trade with data are more valuable than classic industrial companies. But information also has an increasing importance within companies. With a meaningful use of information, processes in a company can be optimized and partially automated, which, for example, can increase the production output. Manufacturing companies in Germany, however, still have difficulties with the use of data. One of the reasons for this is the high complexity of the information system architecture, which is difficult to control and leads to data redundancy and poor information quality. To counteract this challenge, the Internet of Production was developed in Aachen. This contains a proposal for an infrastructure with which companies can obtain the required ubiquitous and real-time capable data access. By linking existing information systems via a Middleware+ and data analysis and processing in the smart data layer, companies can also use innovative algorithms to generate information. To implement the Internet of Production, a software defined platform is required that covers the functionalities of the two levels mentioned before. In order to integrate such a software defined platform into an existing information system architecture, companies must adapt the architecture. The aim of the present work is to show companies the way to this goal. This is essentially achieved through three partial objectives: By systematizing software defined platforms, companies obtain an overview of existing functionalities and existing software. In addition, integration requirements of such platforms can be derived. The second goal concerns the systematization of the existing information system architecture in companies and the development of visualization forms, which point out the fields of action for integration. By developing a target architecture, thirdly the necessary decisions for companies are presented. Decision-makers in companies receive a concrete procedure and recommendations for further developing their information system architecture from the perspectives of technology, organization, processes and data. With this, they can take the first step towards implementing the Internet of Production.


  • ISBN: 978-3-86359-675-0
  • REPORT NUMBER: RWTH-2018-231121