Often, the generic business processes representation shows many differences compared to the flow of the real activities executed in relation to specific products/programs developed within an enterprise. From one side Business Process Modeling (BPM) provides a general process perspective of the enterprise, without taking in consideration temporal issues. From the other side, the product life cycle modeling allows to model the flow of activities, from the conceptualization until the disposal phase of specific product/programs. Neither of those views alone is entirely satisfactory to represent the stakeholders’ needs and to achieve superior business performance. This paper aims to overcome this limit, proposing a unified product-process modeling approach useful to link the product life cycle and the general business process modeling, maintaining at the same time, the differences and the consistency between the two representations. Guidelines and constraints in the set of features for a unified approach are suggested. Finally, a practical application related to a design activity of an aerospace company is implemented using Aris Ids Scheer.

A Unified approach for Product and Business Process Modelling in Complex Enterprises

SECUNDO, Giustina
2010

Abstract

Often, the generic business processes representation shows many differences compared to the flow of the real activities executed in relation to specific products/programs developed within an enterprise. From one side Business Process Modeling (BPM) provides a general process perspective of the enterprise, without taking in consideration temporal issues. From the other side, the product life cycle modeling allows to model the flow of activities, from the conceptualization until the disposal phase of specific product/programs. Neither of those views alone is entirely satisfactory to represent the stakeholders’ needs and to achieve superior business performance. This paper aims to overcome this limit, proposing a unified product-process modeling approach useful to link the product life cycle and the general business process modeling, maintaining at the same time, the differences and the consistency between the two representations. Guidelines and constraints in the set of features for a unified approach are suggested. Finally, a practical application related to a design activity of an aerospace company is implemented using Aris Ids Scheer.
Business processes; modelling; unified approach; product life cycle
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