To simplify, streamline and standardise functional business processes through the use of value chain principles and structured analysis. In carrying out this work TBG14 will support the UN/CEFACT mission to "facilitate international transactions through the simplification and harmonisation of procedures and information flows, and so contribute to the growth of global commerce.
TBG14 will adopt the methodology (UMM) as the approach to the analysis of business processes. It will use UML modelling tools to carry out the work.
It will develop and publish a model of the International Supply Chain working with the domain groups within TBG. This process will include harmonisation and integration of the models developed within the individual TBG's as well as those of other standards and industry organisations (i.e. IATA, GS1, SWIFT, UBL , WCO, ...) into a reference model that will be consistent and that will encompass the scope of the work within UN/CEFACT. It will link up a "Top Down" view of the whole Supply Chain with the detailed functional processes identified by the expert groups.
The "best practice" processes used in international supply chain will be identified and modelled.
The model will also be used to reflect the international trade processes, relating the detailed message structures within UNeDocs to the business entities and information envelopes within the model.
All business processes included those used within International Trade will be identified and formally described, and made available for re-use by their inclusion in the UN/CEFACT Registry.
To enable this to be achieved it will be necessary to commence to standardise various artefacts:
- the naming of Business Processes and their descriptions
- the classification scheme for Business Processes to aid their discovery and use
- the names and definitions of Roles of the Business Partners
- the states of the Business Entities affected by the processes
In turn these standard values will provide the values for some of the "Contexts" required within the Core Components Technical Specification.