A comparison of BPMN 2.0 with other notations for manufacturing processes

A. García-Domínguez*, Mariano Marcos, I. Medina

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication

Abstract

In order to study their current practices and improve on them, manufacturing firms need to view their processes from several viewpoints at various abstraction levels. Several notations have been developed for this purpose, such as Value Stream Mappings or IDEF models. More recently, the BPMN 2.0 standard from the Object Management Group has been proposed for modeling business processes. A process organizes several activities (manual or automatic) into a single higher-level entity, which can be reused elsewhere in the organization. Its potential for standardizing business interactions is well-known, but there is little work on using BPMN 2.0 to model manufacturing processes. In this work some of the previous notations are outlined and BPMN 2.0 is positioned among them after discussing it in more depth. Some guidelines on using BPMN 2.0 for manufacturing are offered, and its advantages and disadvantages in comparison with the other notations are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th Manufacturing Engineering Society International Conference, MESIC 2011
PublisherAIP
Pages593-600
Number of pages8
Volume1431
ISBN (Print)9780735410176
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2012
Event4th Manufacturing Engineering Society International Conference, MESIC 2011 - Cadiz, Spain
Duration: 21 Sep 201123 Sep 2011

Publication series

Name AIP Conference Proceedings
PublisherAIP
Volume1431
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference4th Manufacturing Engineering Society International Conference, MESIC 2011
CountrySpain
CityCadiz
Period21/09/1123/09/11

Bibliographical note

© 2012 American Institute of Physics. AIP Conference Proceedings 1431, 593 (2012); doi: 10.1063/1.4707613

Keywords

  • BPMN
  • IDEF
  • manufacturing process
  • modeling

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