Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Process mining facilitates the analysis of business processes by extracting a process model from event logs. Most mining algorithms perform well on single-system event logs that explicitly refer to a process instance or case. However, in many operational environments such case identifiers are not directly recorded. In supply chain processes there are even further challenges, since different identification numbers and numerous aggregation steps prevent individual work items to become traceable as a case. In this paper, the authors investigate how the EPC-global standard for processing Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) events can make supply chain data accessible for process mining.