Event-Driven Manufacturing Process Management Approach

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7481)


Timely insight into manufacturing processes events can help in improving its efficiency and agility. Events are state change in process execution that can be not only monitored but correlated and managed in order to take immediate action. In this paper a new approach to develop event driven manufacturing process management solutions is presented. The event-driven architecture is considered as the basis to design a unified modeling methodology which enables near real time event stream processing. The approach adapts Business Process Management to manufacturing at the different automation levels (ISA-95 levels 2, 3 and 4). The key issue is to model the logic of complex events in manufacturing processes. The use of BPMN 2.0 is proposed as the standardized modeling language. Through this notation a standardized definition of business logic for monitoring and controlling manufacturing operations can be developed, representing the knowledge to apply in order to increase process performance.


Business Process Complex Event Processing Business Activity Monitoring BPMN 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and DesignUniversitat Jaume ICastellónSpain

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