Animated Simulation for Business Process Improvement

Joseph Barjis, Bryan D. MacDonald

Abstract

This paper is a companion paper and represents a practical example of simulation and animation modeling of business processes. The theoretical concept, methodology and modeling technique underlying this paper is presented in the main paper published in the first section of this book. In this paper we demonstrate simulation of business processes in a Pharmacy planning for IT innovations. The simulation methodology is based on a type of Petri nets adapted for business process modeling. The deliverable of this paper is a gradual improvement of business processes of the Pharmacy through series of “what-if” scenarios. We run animated simulation of each “what if” scenario to visualize the impact of the changes and the dynamic behavior of each scenario and demonstrate it to the business owner. Before proceeding, readers are suggested to read the main paper that introduces the underlying simulation methodology.

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Barjis J. and D. MacDonald B. (2006). Animated Simulation for Business Process Improvement . In Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Modelling, Simulation, Verification and Validation of Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: MSVVEIS, (ICEIS 2006) ISBN 978-972-8865-49-8, pages 121-127. DOI: 10.5220/0002504801210127


in Bibtex Style

@conference{msvveis06,
author={Joseph Barjis and Bryan D. MacDonald},
title={Animated Simulation for Business Process Improvement},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Modelling, Simulation, Verification and Validation of Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: MSVVEIS, (ICEIS 2006)},
year={2006},
pages={121-127},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002504801210127},
isbn={978-972-8865-49-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Modelling, Simulation, Verification and Validation of Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: MSVVEIS, (ICEIS 2006)
TI - Animated Simulation for Business Process Improvement
SN - 978-972-8865-49-8
AU - Barjis J.
AU - D. MacDonald B.
PY - 2006
SP - 121
EP - 127
DO - 10.5220/0002504801210127