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We present an information infrastructure in which Agile Virtual Enterprise (AVE) Supported by Fourth Party Logistics (4PL), named 4PL-AVE. At first, the difference between AVE and 4PL is introduced, and then 4PL-AVE model architecture is given that consists of three-dimensional cube of life-cycle dimension, the view model dimension and universal level dimension which complete describe the 4PL-AVE gradually for analysis, design and deployment. Secondly, the project of 4PL-AVE Information Integration is proposed using process integration, workflow composition and data integration. Thirdly, we discuss the technology line to build 4PL-AVE information framework based J2EE open source architecture. Fourthly, an application instance is introduced and the time of 4PL-AVE business process is greatly reduced. In the end, we point that solving 4PL-AVE performance problem use data warehouse and data mining technology, and RFID and cloud computing technology will be widely used in 4PL-AVE.
Date of Conference: 1-3 Nov. 2010