Business processes will play an important role in the realization of sustainable service-oriented manufacturing (SOM). In this paper, we propose a business process catalog to support that role. Such a catalog can facilitate both the life-cycle management of business process models and their adaptation to SOM. We propose a list of life-cycle management requirements for such a catalog and the capabilities the catalog must have to address these requirements. We analyze related work in academia and industry as a basis for synthesizing a meta-model and a conceptual architecture for the catalog. We conclude that treatment of contextual information for business process models is a critical part of such a catalog. Innovative means to address this contextual information is an area where the cloud manufacturing community can contribute new and valuable results.
Proceedings Title: Proceedings of the ASME 2017 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference
Conference Dates: June 4-8, 2017
Conference Location: Los Angeles, CA
Pub Type: Conferences
Business Process Model, Life Cycle Management, Cloud Manufacturing, Catalog, Standards