Requirements for modelling e-business processes

Peter Ball, Pavel Albores, Jill MacBryde

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Companies must not see e-Business as a panacea but instead assess the specific impact of implementing e-Business on their business from both an internal and external perspective. E-Business is promoted as being able to increase the speed of response and reduce costs locally but these benefits must be assessed for the wider business rather than as local improvements. This paper argues that any assessment must include quantitative analysis that covers the physical as well as the information flows within a business. It is noted that as business processes are e-enabled their structure does not significantly change and it is only by the use of modelling techniques that the operational impact can be ascertained. The paper reviews techniques that are appropriate for this type of analysis as well as specific modelling tools and applications. Through this review a set of requirements for e-Business process modelling is derived.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)776-785
Number of pages10
JournalProduction Planning and Control
Volume15
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2004

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Costs
Information flow
Quantitative analysis
Business process modeling

Keywords

  • e-Business
  • modelling
  • simulation
  • business processes
  • performance measurement

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Ball, Peter ; Albores, Pavel ; MacBryde, Jill. / Requirements for modelling e-business processes. In: Production Planning and Control. 2004 ; Vol. 15, No. 8. pp. 776-785.
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