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Using BPMN

The article summary that can be downloaded at the bottom of this page gives a brief overview of a framework for modelling business processes in demand-driven supply chains and is a based of the following publication:

C.N. Verdouw, A.J.M. Beulens, J.H., J. Wolfert, Process modelling in demand-driven supply chains: A reference model for the fruit industry, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, Volume 73, Issue 2, August 2010, Pages 174–187.

This publication illustrates the use of Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) in formalizing the design and coordination of a demand-driven supply chain, namely that of fruit delivery in Europe. As such, not only provides examples of BPMN business process reference models, but also links to other knowledge you have acquired previously in this course: the SCOR model.

As said in the article, there are many business process modelling languages. When reading this article reflect on the following questions.

  • Why should one choose for BPMN? Give as many reasons as possible to motivate such a choice.
  • How is the SCOR model used in this research?

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Supply Chain Innovation: How Technology Can Create a Sustainable Future

University of Twente

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