Describe some businesses that use conversion processes. Do they all use the same sequence of activities? Do they all share the same information structure? Discuss some of the differences in those conversion processes.

Describe some businesses that use conversion processes

Businesses that require raw material to generate a product for their customer base would be ideal for the conversion process.  Manufacturing industries are ideal.   More often than not, they receive components from vendors, which are relied upon to create the inventory that will be sold.  Take for example cell phones created by Apple.  Although Apple’s logo resides on the end user’s phone or tablet, much of the components are provided by third party vendors.  In some cases even the assembly of the product is done by a third party.  This would hold true for fast food chains.  All the components of their food arrives by way of a supplier.  In order to create a finished good, the food needs to be prepared and assembled.  Even with a great deal of automation there still remains the need for labor to be involved.  Any industry where the final product yields from raw materials would be a candidate for the Conversion Process.

 

The information provided in their modeling schemes would be based on not only their industry but also the structure of their business.  For instance, a manufacturer could be set up in a manner whereby the assemblage of a final product is handled by a third party vendor.  That vendor may be responsible for the assembly of the finished good, which is forwarded to the business for quality control purposes.  The information contained in the BPMN Conversion Process would be different from that of a company that has direct involvement in the creation of a finished good from A to Z.  The lanes would not include the production process but instead management authorization to request the creation of the product and the inspection of the finished goods once received.