How to guarantee compliance between workflows and product lifecycles?
Wang, Zhaoxia, ter Hofstede, Arthur H.M., Ouyang, Chun, Wynn, Moe, Wang, Jianmin, & Zhu, Xiaochen (2014) How to guarantee compliance between workflows and product lifecycles? Information Systems, 42, pp. 195-215.
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems are widely used in the manufacturing industry. A core feature of such systems is to provide support for versioning of product data. As workflow functionality is increasingly used in PLM systems, the possibility emerges that the versioning transitions for product objects as encapsulated in process models do not comply with the valid version control policies mandated in the objects’ actual lifecycles. In this paper we propose a solution to tackle the (non-)compliance issues between processes and object version control policies. We formally define the notion of compliance between these two artifacts in product lifecycle management and then develop a compliance checking method which employs a well-established workflow analysis technique. This forms the basis of a tool which offers automated support to the proposed approach. By applying the approach to a collection of real-life specifications in a main PLM system, we demonstrate the practical applicability of our solution to the field.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Product Lifecycle Management, workflow management, verification, process model, compliance|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems Development Methodologies (080608)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems not elsewhere classified (080699)
|Divisions:||Past > Schools > Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2014 Elsevier|
|Copyright Statement:||This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Information Systems. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Information Systems, [VOL 42, (2014)] DOI: 10.1016/j.is.2014.01.006|
|Deposited On:||30 Jan 2014 00:58|
|Last Modified:||05 Jul 2016 05:24|
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