Discrete simulation for business engineering

George M. Giaglis, Ray J. Paul, Robert M. O'Keefe
1999 Computers & industrial engineering  
Although the inherent interrelationships between business processes and the underlying Information Technology (IT) applications imply that the design of these two organisational facets should be performed in parallel, this doesn't appear to be the case in practice. For example, simulation is being extensively used in both the business and the IT domains, albeit in a disjoint fashion. In this paper, we investigate the potential of integrating business and network simulation models to facilitate
more » ... oncurrent engineering of business processes and Information Technology.
doi:10.1016/s0360-8352(99)00054-6 fatcat:oowj673eybgyflyrgnrmifpvzi