Business information modelling for process integration in the mold making industry

Ni, Qianfu, Lu, Wen Feng, Yarlagadda, Prasad K., & Ming, Xinguo (2007) Business information modelling for process integration in the mold making industry. Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 23(2), pp. 195-207.

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Driven by industrial needs and enabled by the latest information technology, enterprise integration has rapidly shifted from information integration to process integration for performance excellence in the entire business process. This paper reports on the modeling of a business information model which enables mold making companies to achieve business process integration. The needs of process integration in mold making companies are first highlighted. Typical mold making business processes are analyzed and four critical business processes to be integrated are identified. Further, a process-oriented business information model is proposed, which associates business information entities to meet the needs of all business processes. Based on the model, the integration of four critical business processes is investigated, which enables seamless information flows to streamline the business processes, maximize information sharing across the business processes and achieve the automation and concurrency of the business processes. Finally, the implementation and benefits to industry of the system derived from the developed information model is presented.

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ID Code: 6123
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Enterprise integration, Process integration, Business object modeling
DOI: 10.1016/j.rcim.2005.12.006
ISSN: 0736-5845
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING (091000) > CAD/CAM Systems (091001)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Elsevier
Deposited On: 14 Feb 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:21

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