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Table of Content

1. Project Name

Cross industry ordering process project

Version: 1.0

2. Objectives

2.1. Purpose

The purpose of the project is to create Business Process Models and the Business Class Diagrams for documenting business scenarios and the business transactions involved in the Ordering Process for trading parties. The output will be used to obtain and validate the XML messages to support the business transactions.

2.2. Scope

The ordering process provides, at a certain point in time, between the supplier and the customer, the information about the treatment of the order request, the order response and the order change for the supply of goods and/or services.
This document describes the ordering process as part of the supply chain and e-Procurement. To ensure that the ordered, delivered, received or consumed goods and, or services are in line with the request of the customers and the common practice used between different industry and trade sectors, he following scenarios are used:

  • The order request is exchanges between a customer (buyer) and the supplier (seller) with the aim to place an
  • The order change request is exchange between a customer and the supplier to request an change to an existing order
  • Te order change request is exchange between the supplier and the customer to propose a order change to the customer

3. Deliverables

The deliverables from the project are:
• A catalogue of Business Process Models covering the Ordering Process.
• A guide for users which enables them to select the model appropriate to their needs.
• A guide for users which enables them to select the relevant transaction appropriate to their needs.
• The class diagrams of the business transactions for the creation of the XML schemas using the UN/CEFACT Core Components Technical Specification.

4. Functional Expertise of Membership

The project team is a group of experts with broad knowledge in the areas of e-Business and most particularly in respect to the industries and their customers, from the perspective of the supplier, buyer and service logistic provider.
Note: A project team at European level already exists and is in operation. It has been drawn from eBES - EEG1 resources. Each UN/CEFACT head of delegation may designate one or more experts to the new project team. Experts are expected to contribute to the work based solely on their expertise.

5. Geographical Focus

The focus is global within the functional area of the Ordering Process for goods and/or services.

6. Initial Contributions

The following contributions are in preparation and shall be submitted prior to the September 2005 UN/CEFACT Forum
The Business Requirements Specification of the:
• eBES /EEG1 - Ordering Process
• eBES/EEG1 - Order, Order change and Order response
Note: These are for consideration by the project team. Other participants are expected to submit their own contributions in order to ensure the gathering of as much information as possible from those with expertise and a material interest in the project but at the same time allow diverse voices to comment on the details of the projects
The following have expressed an interest in making such contributions:

7. Project Management

7.1. Team

Project Chair  

7.2. Milestones

Estimated Open Development Process (ODP) milestone dates:

ODP Step ODP Name Estimated Completion Date Comment
1 Project Proposal   Comment
2 Requirements List   Comment
3 1st Working Draft   Comment
4 Internal Review   Comment
5 Public Review   Comment
6 Implementation Verification   Comment
7 Final Release   Comment

8. Statement of Resource Requirements

Resources required are business user experts with a broad knowledge in the area of e-Business and Ordering process, from the Supplier, Buyer and Logistic service provider's point of view. Modelling expertise is also required within the group.
Note: The project does not require any additional resources from the UN/ECE secretariat. Modelling expertise and project management are available and have already been assigned from within the functional area as follows:
Project Leader: Freddy De Vos, EUROFER
European Convener: Dave Wallis, OFS Portal/PIDX
Modellers: TBD
Business Experts: Ordering process experts