Business process improvement using Object-Process Methodology

Jason M. Casebolt, Ahmad Jbara, Dov Dori

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Abstract

For decades, business process improvement (BPI) has been a persistent and expensive concern that spans across many industry sectors. We present OPM-BPI—a model-based method to improve business processes using ISO 19450—Object-Process Methodology (OPM). The approach compares favorably to state-of-the-art business process languages and approaches, such as Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN). An aviation manufacturing company case study of safely removing a part from an aircraft and reinstalling it demonstrates the method. We show how using OPM-BPI enables removing a large portion of the supporting objects, and how related processes can be eliminated or merged, achieving considerable model simplification that represents a significantly improved, more effective and less wasteful business process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-48
Number of pages13
JournalSystems Engineering
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • business process improvement
  • business process modeling notation (BPMN)
  • manufacturing processes
  • model-based systems engineering
  • Object-Process Methodology
  • process architecture
  • process improvement
  • process-as-a-product

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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