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The EPC II theory. The structure of business process control systems

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The paper is the third one of publications on the EPC theory. The acronym EPC has been replaced with EPC II to avoid confusing Enterprise Process Control with Event-driven Process Chain, which is a well known method of modeling process structures. Basic notions of the EPC II theory have been discussed in the paper using the example of a two-level business process, which is an educational model of production of housing parts of the final product in a household goods factory. For the higher level the follow-up production control system has been presented. For the lower level the central control of a business process has been discussed. For all examples tables of their relational models have been shown. The paper presents the EPC II notation for graphical modeling business processes and their control systems. It uses only 4 symbols from UML activity diagrams - structured activity, action, data store and object flow. It has been shown that business process models, expressed with notations of UML, BPMN, EPC, CPN may be always transformed to EPC II activity diagrams. What is more, with EPC II notation one can present not only structure of business processes in any organizational level of an enterprise, but also structure of their control systems.
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