Data Management

Using Process Simulation to Assess the Effect of Data Format Standardization in Collaborative Processes

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Executive Summary

Data quality plays an important role in the context of collaborative engineering and virtual enterprise. Drawing on business process management perspective, this paper attempts to gain deeper understanding of data format standardization in B2B processes by using process simulation methodology on data drawn from a large industrial project situated in automotive industry. Analysis results of this process from the virtual engineering domain show that implementation of the data format standard does have a positive effect on business process performance in terms of process costs and execution time not only for the main manufacturing enterprise but also for its suppliers.

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