GRAI method

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The GRAI method, GRAI is short for Graphs with Results and Actions Inter-related, and the further developed GRAI Integrated Methodology (GIM)[1] is a modeling method of Enterprise modelling.

The GRAI method was first proposed by Guy Doumeingts in his 1984 PhD thesis, entitled La Méthode GRAI,[2] further developed at the GRAI/LAP (Laboratory of Automation and Productics) of University Bordeaux I,[3] and followed by GRAI/GIM by Doumeingts and others in 1992.[4]

The GRAI method can represent and analyze the operation of all or part of a production activity. The strength of the GRAI method lies in its ability to provide modelers can effectively model the decision-making system of the company, i.e. organizational processes that generate decisions.

In the GRAI methodology four types of views had been incorporated: the functional view, physical view, decisional view and informational systems view.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McCarthy, Ian, and Michalis Menicou. "A classification schema of manufacturing decisions for the GRAI enterprise modelling technique." Computers in Industry 47.3 (2002): 339-355.
  2. ^ Doumeingts, G. (1984) La Méthode GRAI. PhD. Thesis, University of Bordeaux I, Bordeaux, France. (In French).
  3. ^ Chen, David, Bruno Vallespir, and Guy Doumeingts. "GRAI integrated methodology and its mapping onto generic enterprise reference architecture and methodology." Computers in industry 33.2 (1997): 387-394.
  4. ^ Doumeingts, G., Vallespir, B., Zanettin, M. and Chen, D. (1992) GIM, GRAI Integrated Methodology - A methodology for Designing CIM systems, Version 1.0. Unnumbered Report, LAP/GRAI, University of Bordeaux I, France
  5. ^ Aguilar-Saven, Ruth Sara. "Business process modelling: Review and framework." International Journal of production economics 90.2 (2004): 129-149.

Further reading[edit]

  • Chen, D., and G. Doumeingts. "The GRAI-GIM reference model, architecture and methodology." Architectures for Enterprise Integration. Springer US, 1996. 102-126.
  • Chen, David, Bruno Vallespir, and Guy Doumeingts. "GRAI integrated methodology and its mapping onto generic enterprise reference architecture and methodology." Computers in industry 33.2 (1997): 387-394.
  • Doumeingts, Guy, Bruno Vallespir, and David Chen. "GRAI grid decisional modelling." Handbook on architectures of information systems. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1998. 313-337.
  • Doumeingts, Guy. "How to decentralize decisions through GRAI model in production management." Computers in Industry 6.6 (1985): 501-514.
  • Girard, Philippe, and Guy Doumeingts. "GRAI-Engineering: a method to model, design and run engineering design departments." International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing 17.8 (2004): 716-732.

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