A major success factor of business process redesign projects
is the extent to which the organisation members themselves - both management
and staff - are actively involved in the redesign project.
One way to assess different redesign alternatives with respect to the
project goals is to model these alternatives and subject them
to a simulation study.
Visualization and animation of the simulation models can provide
insight into both the structure and the dynamics of the modelled alternatives.
Effectively presented, visualization and animation enhance
the involvement of the project members in the assessment
and validation of the proposed redesigns.
To support communication among all participants in the BPR project, we
an integrated presentation of redesign alternatives, visualized simulation
experiments and the results of simulation studies in a single active document.
In this paper we describe a framework enabling such integrated
presentations by allowing the embedding of simulation models and experiments
in hypermedia documents.
Keywords and phrases:
Business Process Redesign, Logistics-based Business Modelling,
Discrete Event Simulation, Hypermedia, Active Documents, Web.