Integrated and Modular Design of an Optimized Process Architecture

Authors

  • Colin Raßfeld Fraunhofer-Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology
  • Dominik Rößle Berlin Institute of Technology
  • Roland Jochem Fraunhofer-Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4995/ijpme.2013.1558

Keywords:

business process management, process architecture, layouting

Abstract

Global economic integration increased the complexity of business activities, so organizations are forced to become more efficient each day. Process organization is a very useful way of aligning organizational systems towards business processes. However, an organization must do more than just focus its attention and efforts on processes. The layout design has also a significant impact on the system performance.. We contribute to this field by developing a tailored process-oriented organizational structure and new layout design for the quality assurance of a leading German automotive manufacturer. The target concept we developed was evaluated by process owners and an IT-based process simulation. Our results provide solid empirical back-up in which the performance and effects are  assessed from a qualitative and quantitative perspective

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Author Biography

Dominik Rößle, Berlin Institute of Technology

Production Technology Center

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2013-07-01

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