Cross Industry Scheduling Process Project
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 cross industry scheduling process. The output will be used to obtain and validate the XML messages to support the business transactions.
The scheduling process allows the customer to specify the delivery requirements to be taken in account by supplier for the requested deliveries and to specify the requested delivery days/times and quantities to be delivered.
The scheduling information can be given at different levels of detail, such as a forecast delivery, firm delivery or a just in time delivery.
A forecast delivery provides the seller with sufficient information to produce the goods, to plan the production or to order the basic material needed.
Firm deliveries and just in time deliveries are given to allow the supplier or third parties to organize the delivery of the goods to the customer under the conditions specified in the delivery agreement.
As an alternative the Vendor Management Inventory (VMI) may be employed to guarantee the supply of goods. The VMI is a concept and process for consumption-based supply chain management. It requires the supplier to maintain inventories for the customer within predefined and mutually agreed thresholds based on a min / max range.
The deliverables from the project are:
• A catalogue of Business Process Models covering the Scheduling 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.
• To provide the class diagrams of the business transaction for the creation of the XML schemas using the UN/CEFACT Core Components Technical Specification.
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 the 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.
The focus is global and cross-sectorial within the functional area of the Scheduling process.
The following contributions have been prepared and are submitted at the October 2006 UN/CEFACT Forum
The Business Requirements Specification of the:
• eBES /EEG1 - Scheduling Process
• eBES/EEG1 - Supply schedule, Delivery plan
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 and ensures that no single organization can dominate the process.
The following have expressed an interest in making such contributions:
|Project Chair||Samy Scemama|
Estimated Open Development Process (ODP) milestone dates:
|ODP Step||ODP Name||Estimated Completion Date||Comment|
|3||1st Working Draft||Comment|
Resources required are business user experts with a broad knowledge in the area of e-Business and Schedule process, from the Supplier, Buyer and Logistic service providers 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: De Vos Freddy
Business Experts: Schedule process experts