Enterprise Modelling

Books and Journals:

Enterprise Modelling and Integration - principles and applications, F. B. Vernadat

Enterprise modelling is concerned with assessing various aspects of an enterprise in order to better understand, restructure or design enterprise operations.  It is the basis of business process re-engineering and the first step to achieving enterprise integration. Enterprise integration is a rapidly developing technical field which has already shown proven solutions for system interconnection, electronic data interchange, product data exchange and distributed computing environments. This book combines these two methodologies and advocates a systematic engineering approach called Enterprise Engineering, for modeling, analysing, designing and implementing integrated enterprise systems.

Three main themes are explored in the book:
*  firstly, the most significant enterprise modeling and integration architectures are presented.
*  then enterprise modeling principles are introduced and state-of-the-art methods to model various aspects of an enterprise system are discussed and compared.
*  the final part is devoted to enterprise integration principles and techniques.

Enterprise Modelling and Integration is essential reading for consultants in business process re-engineering, industrial engineers and information system engineers.  This comprehensive study also provides a valuable insight into this rapidly developing area of industrial engineering for graduates and senior undergraduates on industrial engineering courses.

Francois B. Vernadat, a professor in Automatic Control at the University of Metz, France, previously worked on enterprise modelling and integration at INRIA, France.

Kluwer Academic Press. http://www.kap.nl/book.htm/0-412-60550-3 , Hardbound, ISBN 0-412-60550-3, July 1996, 528 pp.


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