With the increasing importance of computer-based communication technologies, communication networks are becoming
crucial in supply chain management. Given the objectives of the supply chain, supply chain management is situated at the
intersection of different professional sectors, each of them with its own vocabulary, its own knowledge and rules. This paper
provides a review of the main approaches to supply chain communications through the analysis of different ways of modelling
a supply chain and the presentation of new semantic-based approaches that have been and are being developed to improve the
quality of the information exchanges within the supply chain.