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Title:Business Process Based Simulation: A Powerful Tool for Demand Analysis of Business Process Reengineering and Information System Implementation
Author(s):Cui, Linlin; Yueting, Chai; Yi, Liu
Subject(s):business process modeling
supply chain simulation
demand analysis
information system implementation
business process reengineering
Abstract:Demand analysis is of fundamentally importance in the implementation of information system. Business process reengineering (BPR) often gets involved in the process of demand analysis and play a crucial role in the achieve-ment of project objectives. Business process based simu-lation (BPS) provides a precise and visual method to ana-lyze and compare the concerned performances before and after BPR. The paper presents an industrial experience in using the BPS tool to demonstrate the effects of BPR on restraining stocking-up and overdue payments in the dis-tribution management of a supply chain. Before signifi-cant investment involved, the related design result of BPR is validated both by the analytical method and simulation experiments. Based on the mutual supportive results, the BPS method approves its correctness and show its nicety, flexibility and the capacity of visualization.
Issue Date:2008
Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2008-08-27

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