Eindhoven University of Technology
As supply chains become more dynamic, it is important to be able to model them formally as business processes. In particular, there is a need for a sense-and-respond capability to react to events in a real-time manner. In this paper, the authors propose petri nets extended with time and color (case data) as formalism for doing so. Hence, they describe seven basic patterns that are used to capture modeling concepts that arise commonly in supply chains. These basic patterns may be used by themselves and also combined to create new patterns.