Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) and Their Relevance to Esupply Chain Formation
The greatest challenge of e-supply chain formation is the integration of cross-application processes in a seamless manner. As platform independent, web-based interoperability are becoming key issues in web-based integration and supply chain formation, organizations are in search of architectural solutions to overcome these challenges. Thus, this paper focuses on the Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) as the recent trend in cross-platform enterprise application integration. SOA paradigm is discussed in detail with special focus on e-supply chain formation. Findings indicate that SOA still appears as the most convenient paradigm to meet the challenges of today's e-supply chain formation requirements.