Title: Process improvement monitoring through the World Wide Web

Authors: Ali H. Dogru

Addresses: Computer Engineering Department, Middle East Technical University, (METU) Inonu Bulvari, 06531, Ankara, Turkey

Abstract: This research focuses on distributed monitoring and improvement of process models. Web-enabled versions of requirements and process modelling tools are suggested as facilitating technologies for Electronic Enterprise Engineering (EEE). Construction of a process model should follow engineering practices, such as the requirements and design tasks. Two specific tools are prototyped on the World Wide Web platform, for requirements elicitation, and for process modelling. The distributed access to such tools is expected to benefit the industry through the participation of the evaluation and the development teams. The requirements elicitation tool is for facilitating a methodology developed in the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), Carnegie Mellon University. On the other hand, continuing effort on the process modelling aspect is targeted towards building a Web version of the existing tool, ProSLCSE. The tools introduced are explained along with a proposed construction and monitoring methodology for the process models. Previous work on process modelling for the purpose of conforming to organisational standards is also explained, together with another tool for relaying higher-level concerns within a broad geographical region, to the target enterprise as guiding specifications.

Keywords: manufacturing systems; process improvement monitoring; World Wide Web.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2002.000277

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2002 Vol.15 No.1/2/3, pp.15-23

Published online: 15 Jul 2003 *

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