A new proposal for the description method of the relations between businesses

Tetsu Saito, Kingo Udagawa, Koshichiro Mitsukuni

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    Abstract

    This paper proposes a new description method of the relations between businesses. We call this method Global Relations Diagram of function and demarcation (G-RD). The Data Flow Diagram (DFD) widely used until now can describe the activity and the activity order in detail. However there are two problems with this method. Firstly, when we use this description method for a large-scale object, the line where it connects between the elements becomes entangled like spaghetti. Secondly, there is no conversion with other description method such as IPO diagram. Our new description method G-RD can solve these two problems. It does this by describing the structure of the businesses by using "Elements" and "Relations". Elements show the role and the function of the businesses and Relations connect and explain the relationships between Elements. We position Elements on the diagonal line of the square matrix. A Relation can be plotted where an in-Element row and out-Element column intersect. This paper will show how Hitachi Ltd. applied this G-RD to more than 200 projects, and confirmed its effectiveness.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication21st International Conference on Production Research: Innovation in Product and Production, ICPR 2011 - Conference Proceedings
    PublisherFraunhofer-Verlag
    ISBN (Print)9783839602935
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event21st International Conference on Production Research: Innovation in Product and Production, ICPR 2011 - Stuttgart
    Duration: 2011 Jul 312011 Aug 4

    Other

    Other21st International Conference on Production Research: Innovation in Product and Production, ICPR 2011
    CityStuttgart
    Period11/7/3111/8/4

    Keywords

    • BPR
    • Description method
    • DFD
    • G-RD
    • IPO
    • Relations diagram

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Saito, T., Udagawa, K., & Mitsukuni, K. (2011). A new proposal for the description method of the relations between businesses. In 21st International Conference on Production Research: Innovation in Product and Production, ICPR 2011 - Conference Proceedings Fraunhofer-Verlag.