I'm designing a new system for a new factory or plant.
First stap define the business proces model
A row on a business process
diagram. A way of indicating who is responsible for a given process or
activity. Swimlanes are named on the left side of the process diagram.
In most cases swimlanes are assigned to departments, groups within
departments, individuals, or to applications, systems of applications
or databases. In exceptional cases, swimlanes may represent
geographical regions. Processes, sub-processes or activities that fall
within a given swimlane are the responsibility of the entity named on
the left axis of the process diagram. (Some workflow tools represent
swimlanes as vertical rows. In effect, this would rotate the process
diagrams we show in this book 90 degrees. This is arbitrary, we simply
prefer to have processes flow from left to right rather than from the
Another thought to use, ISA95 standards. see www.s95.nl
to be continued...