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A business process modelling approach to improve OEM and supplier collaboration

A business process modelling approach to improve OEM and supplier collaboration

Mahdikhah, Sara, Messaadia, Mourad, Baudry, David, Evans, Richard and Louis, Anne (2014) A business process modelling approach to improve OEM and supplier collaboration. Journal of Advanced Management Science, 2 (3). pp. 246-253. ISSN 2168-0787 (doi:

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Nowadays, Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) are facing fast changes in technological advancement. These changes encourage them to be more innovative and to offer their Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) quality products with ever shorter deadlines, which is not an easy task. This project (BENEFITS) aims to provide innovative solutions to keep the most exploitable SME’s skills within its local regions. This paper focuses on Business Process Modeling (BPM) and process interactions during the development phases of innovative products. Due to the specific needs and requirements in terms of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)-based solutions for SMEs and OEMs, this work explores the relationship between them and their suppliers, based on ICT technologies and focuses on SMEs adoption of PLM. Such relationship needs the Business Process Modeling and Notation (BPMN) for representing all tasks that must be done for the collaborative process planning. Two existing information models (NIST and PPRO) serve as an information model to investigate the way of implementing design processes in the context of PLM.

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Additional Information: [1] There is no charge for publishing papers in JOAMS by now. JOAMS is an Open Access journal and all full texts of published articles are available online free of charge for everyone. [2] Cite: Sara Mahdikhah, Mourad Messaadia, David Baudry, Richard Evans, and Anne Louis, "A Business Process Modelling Approach to Improve OEM and Supplier Collaboration," Journal of Advanced Management Science, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 246-253, September 2014. doi: 10.12720/joams.2.3.246-253 [3] Acknowledgement is made to European Union for the support of this research through the European Program INTERREG IVA France-Channel-UK by funding project entitled “Building an Expertise Network for an Efficient Innovation & Training System (BENEFITS).
Uncontrolled Keywords: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Business Process Modeling, Supply Chain Collaboration, SMEs/OEM, manufacturing
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Centre for Innovative & Smart Infrastructure
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