روش مدل سازی برای مهندسی مجدد فرآیندهای کسب و کار کنترل شده توسط ISO 9001
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|5939||2002||17 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||8229 کلمه|
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Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Computers in Industry, Volume 49, Issue 3, December 2002, Pages 235–251
This paper discusses the principles of a modelling technique called IDEF9000. IDEF9000 takes a systems view of a Fulfil Order Process and allows the modelling of activities, functional relationships and data. Developed from the original IDEF0 modelling technique, IDEF9000 uses an extended syntax and semantics to identify the links to the ISO 9001 quality standard and visually highlights them for redesign. The paper describes the method and its application in a case study.
As organisations are increasingly focusing on flexibility, innovation and processes there appears to be a need to assess current approaches to the implementation of the ISO 9000 requirements. The ISO 9000 series is an international standard that can be used by organisations to develop and document their quality management systems. An effective quality management system allows an organisation to ensure that its products and services consistently conform to customers’ requirements. The actual requirements for a quality management system are described in the standard ISO 9001:2000  and organisations can be audited against these requirements to become ISO 9001 registered. With over 400,000 certificates granted by the end of December 2000  even its keenest supporters were surprised how quickly this standard achieved world-wide acceptance. However, ISO 9000 has had some very bad press. Much of the work undertaken in the field of ISO 9000 quality management has focused on complying with ISO 9000 requirements to get or maintain a certified quality management system which in many cases has resulted in very high levels of record-keeping and form-filling. Critics such as Seddon  reported it as being an expensive and in many cases, an irrelevant and inappropriate system for many businesses. The commonest criticism is excessive bureaucracy and the inflexibility it generates . Jonker and Klaver  further argue that due to the lack of a proper methodology, the integration of such systems remains difficult. Much of the development in the field of quality management has tended to focus on the design and documentation of quality management systems without taking the business processes of an organisation into account. Business process related literature recognises the need for process-oriented quality management systems. Authors such as Harrington and Marthers , Hoyle , Mertins and Jochem  or Tranmer  suggest that quality management systems should be aligned with business processes. There is however limited guidance on the design of business processes considering ISO 9001 requirements. Instead of focusing on overall business processes, the design of a quality management system usually consists of a set of separate quality processes. Such quality processes may be designed as part of a complete business process but restricted to the boundaries of the quality management system. To link these quality processes to the requirements of ISO 9001 they are usually correlated after the design stage with an ISO 9001 requirement matrix. Achieving this link is dependent on the expertise and experience of the team designing the system. This is generally only alluded to and insufficiently discussed in the literature. It is unclear how the design and redesign of a business process is carried out if analysis reveals that it is not conforming to all of the requirements of the standard. Some enterprise architectures incorporate the automatic generation of a documented quality manual if the requirements of the ISO 9001 standard have been considered during the business modelling. Integrated approaches such as The Architecture of Integrated Information Systems (ARIS) by Scheer  and  or Graphe à Résultats et Activités Interliés (GRAI) by Doumeingts and Ducq  either strive to holistically describe an information system for supporting business processes or to support the decision flow within an organisation by using their comprehensive frameworks. When developing such integrated enterprise models, quality management and ISO 9001 can become part of the entire business. Companies that redesign their organisational structures and apply such frameworks usually have a different set of business objectives and consider that an ISO 9001 certification is not one of the main drivers. Other approaches such as the integrated enterprise modelling (IEM) by Mertins and Jochem  and  offer pre-modelled processes for a quality management system that can be amended for the organisations’ individual needs. They are based, for example, on grouping relevant processes into core, support and assurance processes and each of the 20 sections of ISO 9001:1994 is linked to either one or more of these three types of processes. With the findings from literature review and case studies it was concluded that current approaches to the design of quality management systems have the following key weaknesses: • responding to the requirements of the ISO 9001, by simply documenting what a company does is still one of the most common approaches adopted. Such an approach can lead to increased bureaucracy and the associated additional work due to the minimal cognisance the quality management system takes of the existing organisational structure; • the design of quality management systems often achieves the process-oriented character at the documentation stage but fails to create the corresponding organisational structure; • the usefulness of business process-oriented organisational structures has been widely recognised. In the field of quality, the focus remains on the design of a certifiable quality management system, not on an overall systemic view of the entire business. What seems to be missing is a modelling approach which does not necessarily document procedures and instructions but supports the modelling of business processes and establishes the links to the requirements of the standard. This would make clear the links between the standard and the parts of the process, which is essential when re-engineering the process or when dealing with a change to the standard. The next sections discuss the principles of business processes from a systems viewpoint and present criteria for a modelling approach to design an order fulfilment business process taking into account the requirements of ISO 9001.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
After over a decade of experience with ISO 9001 based quality management systems, the textbook approaches as well as the latest version of ISO 9001 have become more and more process-oriented. Despite all this positive development the current approaches are not enough to help practitioners to design an effective quality management system. The objective of this work was to build on the discussed development and to provide practitioners and quality management systems designers with an approach that will help them to take a more systemic perspective of the integration of ISO 9001. With the extended syntax and semantics of IDEF9000 the modeller can graphically identify all activities and flows which are controlled by ISO 9001 at all levels of detail in a process model. IDEF9000 benefits from the IDEF0 facility to take a systemic view of a business process. A set of guidelines for redesigning a Fulfil Order Process was discussed which placed the emphasis on assessing existing or amended activities and flows controlled by ISO 9001 for compliance to the quality standard. During a redesign the process model should be checked as to whether activities and flows are needed, and whether activities can be relocated, aggregated or performed in parallel with the focus being on maintaining compliance to ISO 9001. The enhancements in IDEF9000 and its method of use should be seen as an addition to the existing IDEF0 methodology. IDEF9000 was validated by use in manufacturing companies. The company which was reported in this paper found IDEF9000 easy to use and beneficial in achieving the case company’s objective of a better understanding of ISO 9001 in a process context. The discussed modelling approach was seen as useful in identifying and highlighting the links between ISO 9001 requirements and the activities of the business process especially during the redesign stage of the as-is process model. It highlighted potential constraints that required special attention and which needed to be addressed with caution to gain or maintain compliance to the quality standard. Before IDEF9000, existing methods of process modelling did not support companies or make them aware which part of the business process might require special attention during the redesign because of ISO 9001 constraints. This paper has given the new knowledge needed about how to model a Fulfil Order Process from a systemic perspective and to identify the activities and flows which are controlled by ISO 9001. The identification of activities and flows controlled by ISO 9001 indicates where to take special consideration during the design of an ISO 9001 quality management system or a redesign exercise of a Fulfil Order Process. This work has developed and tested a modelling technique which brings this knowledge into action.