Business Process Modeling in Production Logistics: Complementary Use of BPMN and UML
2013 (English)In: Middle East Journal of Scientific Research, ISSN 1990-9233, Vol. 15, no 4, 516-529 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper investigates the suitability and sufficincy of BPMN language in business processmodelling. Production logistics system is modeled at the highest domain level using case study in carcomponent industry to examine the language in every aspect. Modelling is carried out in a modular basis forthree main sub-systems generally using BPMN 2.0. Complementary use of other modeling tool to cover all thecritical flows of objects and associate data in modeling was seen necessary and addressed using UML activitydiagrams employing the specific capability of modeling the material flow and semantics. Modeling the flow ofobjects provides the comprehensive perspective of the whole system and fulfill the need of capturing allundepicted object flows as well as processes and data which may not be sheerly covered using the BPMN. Theproposed models provides great beneficial referentiality for modelers, analyists and actual practitioners oflogistics activities. The significant explanatory description and strategy are the key feature of the paper tofollow using state-of-the- art modeling tool of BPMN 2.0 and UML.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Digital Organization for Scientific Information , 2013. Vol. 15, no 4, 516-529 p.
Computer-aided Design, Production Logistics, Business Process Modeling, BPMN 2.0, UML, Modeling techniques
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject Industrial Engineering and Management
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-170376DOI: 10.5829/idosi.mejsr.2013.15.4.2280OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-170376DiVA: diva2:828083
QC 201507142015-06-292015-06-292015-07-14Bibliographically approved