Discuss about the Workflow Modelling.
Workflow modelling is defined as the visual model of the flow of work that is used by the business processes to plan their business activities. The workflow model is essential as it gives a pictorial representation of the flow of activities (Kiepuszewski et al. 2013). The workflow model could be used by any business organization operating in any sector that has a series of activities to be accomplished.
The workflow model of a FMCG company is described here as an example. The process starts with the procurement of the raw materials, by ensuing that the supply chain management is working correctly. The inbound as well as the outbound logistics, and its timely delivery are to be ensured (Pla et al. 2014). Once the raw materials are delivered, the goods are processed and packed. In the next stage, the quality of the products is checked (Kiepuszewski et al. 2013). The goods that meet the desired quality are shifted to be sold, while the product that does not meet the quality are rejected. Finally, the products are sold to the customers.
Thus, the workflow model gives a pictorial representation of the entire flow of work and help in effective planning. Moreover, it gives the idea of the stages that are to be followed after each step. The workflow modelling is primarily done using Unified Modelling Language (UML) diagrams and refined by various workflow modelling software (Kiepuszewski et al. 2013). The UML diagrams provide a standardised modelling, thus assisting in the visualization of the flow of work.
Kiepuszewski, B., ter Hofstede, A.H.M. and Bussler, C.J., 2013. On structured workflow modelling. In Seminal Contributions to Information Systems Engineering (pp. 241-255). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Pla, A., Gay, P., Meléndez, J. and López, B., 2014. Petri net-based process monitoring: a workflow management system for process modelling and monitoring. Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 25(3), pp.539-554.