Control of complexity in virtual organizations: the role of enterprise modelling [chapter]

R. J. Rob Kusters, J. C. Hans Wortmann
2003 Collaborative Systems for Production Management  
In general it can be stated that re-design and optimisation of a (virtual) enterprise is not facilitated but hindered by information systems. Too much of the 'way of working' of the existing situation is fixed in the existing systems to allow for easy changes. This problem is reinforced by the requirements for differentiation between similar but not identical business processes that further emphasize the need for increased flexibility, and the problems as caused by the current generation if
more » ... rprise information systems. Adequate redesign of both the business processes of a (virtual) organization and the associated information systems requires enterprise modelling. In this paper we will, based on experiences gained in the area of product data modelling, develop a number of requirements for enterprise modelling methodologies, reference architectures, and languages. In this we will mainly focus on the areas of semantics, dynamics and complexity.
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35698-3_28 fatcat:czppgojhgrho7mdp3cv3x4dm7i