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A SIMPROCESS Organization and Resource Model (referred to here and in other SIMPROCESS documentation as an OrgModel) is an organization chart. It consists of components described below.
OrgModels are independent of any given SIMPROCESS model so they can be associated with multiple SIMPROCESS models. Likewise, multiple OrgModels can be used within a single SIMPROCESS model. It is a many-to-many relationship.
Using SIMPROCESS, you model a “business process,” to include its resources and the entities which move through it, and then simulate the process in order to learn things about it and, ultimately, improve the process. However, the business process being modeled is frequently associated with an organization. Indeed, that organization may be related to multiple business processes, and its OrgModel might therefore lend itself to being assigned in multiple SIMPROCESS models. So the first part of the answer to the question is that creating an OrgModel and assigning it to a SIMPROCESS model allows you to “connect” the business process with a related organization.
An organization often has Resources associated with specific parts. Each Org Node in an OrgModel could represent a person, a department, or some other concept needed to properly depict the organization being modeled. In the Demos/CityOrganization OrgModel, the organization is the fictional city of Metropolis, showing how the city’s day to day work gets done. There are other parts not reflected in this OrgModel, but the key organizational parts necessary to operate the city’s justice system are represented. Resources have been defined at various Org Nodes which are needed to accomplish the business of the city’s justice system.
Once an OrgModel is assigned to a SIMPROCESS model, its Resources will appear in that model alongside those which were locally defined. It then is possible to change these Resources’ costs, unit availability or other values originally set in the OrgModel Editor, and to specify additional properties supported directly in SIMPROCESS such as statistics collection, downtime and more.
Having done this, not only is the organization from the OrgModel “connected” to the business process in SIMPROCESS, but the Resources themselves are now associated with the appropriate organizational parts. Having specified what statistics to collect, the costs of various Resources and other details, you can then simulate the model to gather the needed information and examine it via the Standard Report and other tools provided in SIMPROCESS. You now have the ability to connect this data back to the organization behind the business process.