Business process modelling in production logistics: Complementary use of BPMN and UML

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Abstract

This paper investigates the suitability and sufficincy of BPMN language in business process modelling. Production logistics system is modeled at the highest domain level using case study in car component industry to examine the language in every aspect. Modelling is carried out in a modular basis for three main sub-systems generally using BPMN 2.0. Complementary use of other modeling tool to cover all the critical flows of objects and associate data in modeling was seen necessary and addressed using UML activity diagrams employing the specific capability of modeling the material flow and semantics. Modeling the flow of objects provides the comprehensive perspective of the whole system and fulfill the need of capturing all undepicted object flows as well as processes and data which may not be sheerly covered using the BPMN. The proposed models provides great beneficial referentiality for modelers, analyists and actual practitioners of logistics activities. The significant explanatory description and strategy are the key feature of the paper to follow using state-of-the- art modeling tool of BPMN 2.0 and UML.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)516-529
Number of pages14
JournalMiddle East Journal of Scientific Research
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • BPMN 2.0
  • Business process modelling
  • Computer-aided systems
  • Modelling techniques
  • Production logistics
  • UML

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