Modular Representation of a Business Process Planner
The business process planner relies on external services for particular tasks. The tasks performed by each of the providers or the planner are often NP-complete, e.g. the Traveling Salesman Problem. Therefore, finding a combined solution is a computationally (as well as conceptually) complex task. Such a central planner could be used in business process management in e.g. logistics service provider, manufacturer supply chain management, mid-size businesses relying on external web services and cloud computing. The main challenge is a high level of uncertainty and that each module can be described in a different language.