Production Site

Purpose: The purpose of the Production Site template is to provide a model over the content and flow of a production site.

Core Concerns: The Production Site template enables you to model Production Lines, Work Centers, Equipment, Inventory and Fixed Installations. These elements can then be connected by Logistical Flows, Wires or Transport Systems. Below, you can see an example of a ‘Job Shop’ Production Site:

The Production Site can in its property window have its production process environment classified as being either a:

  • “Job Shop” which is characterized by the organization of similar equipment by function such as drilling, welding, painting and assembly. As jobs flow from work center to work center a different type of operations is performed in each center.
  • “Continuous Flow” which is characterized by an uninterrupted flow in the production such as processing of fluids, wastes, powders and basic metals., e.g. and oil refinery.
  • “Dedicated Repetitive Flow” which is characterized by production of discrete parts in a production facility dedicated to only one product.
  • “Batch Flow” which is characterized as a flow shop design producing more than one product. Due to long setup time production is run in large batches, e.g. a brewery where production line needs to be cleaned up between each batch to avoid product contamination from previous product.
  • “Fixed Site” which is characterized by transportation of materials, tools and personnel to a fixed location where the product will be built, e.g. shipbuilding, construction and assembly of item that are difficult to move.

 

Relation to other templates: The Production Site template offers an additional perspective to the Product Architecture, Product Canvas, and Product Roadmap templates. Together, these templates illustrate the different aspects of the production process.

 

Properties and metadata: The Production Site Diagram can for example retain the following information:

  • A description of the diagram
  • Link to the owner of the diagram
  • Link to the one responsible for the diagram
  • Audits (auto generated information regarding its current state and access rights)
  • Associated documents, diagrams and other objects
  • Inherent Risk detailing risk considerations
  • Governance information detailing information about the published diagram and who has been involved in the approval of the diagram

The above picture shows the properties dialogue window for the Production Site  where you can view and edit the diagram’s properties in QualiWare Lifecycle Manager.

Manufacturing Routing Network

Purpose: The purpose of the Manufacturing Routing Network is to specify the steps used in manufacturing a product. Below is an example of a Manufacturing Routing Network of an Item including Assembly, test and final control. At the right-hand side, you can see that different specifications have been attached as well:

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Core concerns: The Manufacturing Routing Network template enables you to model Work Operations, Products, Business Objects, General Concepts, and Production Lines. You are also able to distinguish between Activity Paths, Assembly Flows and Transport Systems. If you wish to attach External Documents, they should be attached to the Work Operations they pertain to. Below is another example of a Manufacturing Routing Network that describes the process from assembly to shipping:

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Relation to other templates: The Manufacturing Routing Network template is related to the various different models for products such as the Product Viewpoint template, the Product Variant Master template, the Product Rule Table, the Product Roadmap and the Product Canvas. Each template offers a different viewpoint of the product in various stages of its lifecycle.

Properties and metadata: The Manufacturing Routing Network template can for example retain the following information:

  • A description of the diagram
  • Link to the owner of the diagram
  • Link to the one responsible for the accuracy of the diagram
  • Audits (auto generated information regarding its current state and access rights)
  • Associated documents, diagrams and other objects
  • Inherent Risk detailing risk considerations
  • Governance information detailing information about the published diagram and who has been involved in the approval of the diagram
  • Project status: information about budgeted and actual man-hours spent, percentage completed and the latest milestone, result and quality control of a change process.

In the picture below you can see the Manufacturing Routing Network’s properties dialogue window, where the properties can be viewed and edited:

 

Lifecycle Assessment Diagram

Purpose: The purpose of the Life Cycle Assessment Diagram template is to document the relations for an activity or product in a lifecycle context.

Core concerns: The Lifecycle Assessment Diagram concerns itself with modelling elements in a company that interact with the environment. The template enables you to model Environmental Aspects and Objectives for Activities in your organization. This template allows you to model Business Objects, Activities, Performance Indicators, Business Connection, Goals, Policies, Critical Success Factors, Change Requests and Problems. These elements can be grouped into Categories and connected by Impact Quantity, Recycling, Logistical Flows, Information Flows, and Activity Paths.

Below, you can see an example of a Lifecycle Assessment Diagram for a Product, from production to packaging, focusing on reducing unbiodegradable waste:

The elements used in this example are Business Objects as input and output, Activities showing Logistical Flows and Recycle under Process. Under the Environment Category, Environmental Aspects, Impact and Objectives are identified and Policies for reaching the Objectives are also included. The diagram focus on a single Environmental impact: Waste. You can also choose to map out several Environmental impacts that are relevant to a specific activity or product.

Relation to other templates: The Environmental Aspects and Impacts from the Lifecycle Assessment Diagram can be further explored in the Environmental Impact Diagram. The Lifecycle Assessment Diagram is also related to the Business Process Diagram and Workflow Diagram, in the sense that they all are related to detailing aspects of processes. The Lifecycle Assessment Diagram can also be decomposed from the Inventory object shown in, for example, the Production Site template.

Properties and metadata: The Lifecycle Assessment Diagram template ­­­­can for example retain the following information:

  • A description of the diagram
  • Link to the owner of the diagram
  • Link to the one responsible for the diagram
  • Audits (auto generated information regarding its current state and access rights)
  • Associated documents, diagrams and other objects
  • Inherent Risk detailing risk considerations
  • Governance information detailing information about the published diagram and who has been involved in the approval of the diagram

The above picture shows the properties dialogue window for the Lifecycle Assessment Diagram template, where you can view and edit the diagram’s properties in QualiWare Lifecycle Manager.

For more information: You can learn more about Lifecycle Assessment on the US Sustainable Facilities Tool website or turn to ISO standard 14040.

Infrastructure Diagram

Purpose: The purpose of the Infrastructure Diagram template is to document the physical infrastructure of the enterprise, which includes but is not limited to databases, wires, firewalls, computers etc.

Core concerns: The Infrastructure Diagram enables you to model your organizations infrastructure including: Computer Categories, Computers, Firewalls, Printers, Networks, Connection Points, Peripherals, Locations, Information Systems, System Components, Databases, Network Connections, Object Dependencies, Technology Domains, Technology Capabilities and Technology Components.

The models below exemplify how you would construct this type of diagram:

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Relation to other templates: The Infrastructure Diagram template should not be used to document logical architecture, as the connections available in an Infrastructure Diagram are predominately geared towards documenting physical information about IT infrastructure. The Infrastructure Diagram can through its components be linked to other architectural diagrams such as the Application Architecture Diagram, and the data they contain. This way, if a firewall is breached, you would be able to very quickly identify what data has been vulnerable.

Properties and metadata: The Infrastructure Diagram can for example retain the following information:

  • A description of the diagram
  • Link to the owner of the diagram
  • Link to the one responsible for the diagram
  • Audits (auto generated information regarding its current state and access rights)
  • Associated documents, diagrams and other objects
  • Inherent Risk detailing risk considerations
  • Governance information detailing information about the published diagram and who has been involved in the approval of the diagram

 

The above picture shows the properties dialogue window for the Infrastructure Diagram, where you can view and edit the diagram’s properties in QualiWare Lifecycle Manager.

Freehand Diagram

Purpose: The purpose of the Free Hand Diagram template is to document using drawings that do not match any of the other structured diagram templates.

Core concerns: The Freehand Diagram template enables you to, for example, insert a General Concept, paste a picture file on it and describe it using Freehand symbols. You can also link to other diagrams from it. The Freehand symbols used can be placed either on or behind the Picture you choose and present information or links when clicked on.

Objects available in the Freehand Diagram template:

The Free Hand Diagram template should not be used to document any information that can be documented in other templates.

Below, you can see two examples of Freehand Diagrams, where the Freehand Objects are made visible:

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Relation to other templates: The Freehand Diagram can, because of its flexibility, be related to any of QualiWare’s diagram templates. It can be a decomposition of Logistical Flows, Business Functions, Lines of Buisness, Business Scopes, Activities, Inventory and Information Systems.

Properties and metadata: The Freehand Diagram template ­­­­can for example retain the following information:

  • A description of the diagram
  • Link to the owner of the diagram
  • Link to the one responsible for the diagram
  • Audits (auto generated information regarding its current state and access rights)
  • Associated documents, diagrams and other objects
  • Inherent Risk detailing risk considerations
  • Governance information detailing information about the published diagram and who has been involved in the approval of the diagram

The above picture shows the properties dialogue window for the Freehand Diagram template, where you can view and edit the diagram’s properties in QualiWare Lifecycle Manager.

Firewall

Purpose: The purpose of the Firewall template is to document network zones designated by firewalls.

Core concerns: The Firewall template enables you to model Zones, Computers, Networks and Firewall Policies to create a model of a firewall. A firewall is used to control the communication between different networks, typically for security reasons.

Graphical representation of objects:

A Firewall diagram will typically show the Zones of the firewall and the communication policies/rules (Firewall Policies) that exist between the zones. Below, you can see an example of a Firewall diagram containing Zones and Servers (represented by the Computer object):

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Relation to other templates: The Firewall template is a technology template and related to the Infrastructure Diagram.

Properties and metadata: The Firewall template ­­­­can for example retain the following information:

  • A description of the diagram
  • Link to Vendor and Hardware
  • Link to servers
  • Contract information
  • Details about resources, costs and benefits
  • Audits (auto generated information regarding its current state and access rights)
  • Associated documents, diagrams and other objects
  • Inherent Risk detailing risk considerations
  • Governance information detailing information about the published diagram and who has been involved in the approval of the diagram

 

The above picture shows the properties dialogue window for the Firewall template, where you can view and edit the diagram’s properties in QualiWare Lifecycle Manager.

Environmental Impact Diagram

Purpose: The purpose of the Environmental Impact Diagram template is to document the environmental aspects and impacts for an Activity or Business Process.

Core concerns: The Environmental Impact Diagram enables you to model Business Functions, Activities, Business Objects, Environmental Aspects (Environmental Aspect, Environmental Impact, Health and safety impact) and Business Scopes. These elements can then be connected by Impact Quantities.

Below, you can see an example of an Environmental Impact Diagram, detailing the Environmental aspects and Health and safety impact:

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The diagram shows all identified aspects and modes of impact for one or more specific processes.

Relation to other templates: The Environmental Impact Diagram is related to the Lifecycle Assessment diagram as well as templates containing Activities, Business Functions, Lines of Business, and Logistical Flows. As such, it is related to, for example, Business Process Diagrams, Workflow Diagrams, Business Diagrams, and Strategy Models.

Properties and metadata: The Environmental Impact Diagram template ­­­­can for example retain the following information:

  • A description of the diagram
  • Link to the owner
  • Link to the responsible
  • Audits (auto generated information regarding its current state and access rights)
  • Associated documents, diagrams and other objects
  • Inherent Risk detailing risk considerations
  • Governance information detailing information about the published diagram and who has been involved in the approval of the diagram

The above picture shows the properties dialogue window for the Environmental Impact Diagram, where you can view and edit the diagram’s properties in QualiWare Lifecycle Manager.

Configuration Diagram

Purpose: The purpose of the Configuration Diagram template is to document a well-defined combination of documents and files to enable an explorer functionality.

Core concerns: The Configuration Diagram template enables you to model Document Categories, External Documents, and Document Revisions (which store references to files containing a revision of an External Document).

The Configuration Diagram should be used to link external documents like CAD-files, word processor documents, spreadsheets etc. including the applications that must be used to view or modify the documents, to the repository.

Other functionalities: Controlling paper documents and their distribution is also possible with this diagram type.

The diagram contains embedded revision control of the external documents. This functionality is based on the following placement of the repository related documents:

Directory structure example:
c:\qwc\
. db\…
. demos\…
. guides\…
. models\…
. Projects\
. . repdb1\…
. . repdb2\…
. . …
. . repdbx\
. . . in\…
. . . out\…
. . . Docs\< here are all related documents placed >

Relation to other templates: The Configuration Diagram can be contained in a Workflow Diagram, be linked as ‘Relevant Documentation’ for a Project Activity and be a decomposition of a Business Scope.

Properties and metadata: The Configuration Diagram template ­­­­can for example retain the following information:

  • A description of the diagram
  • Link to the owner of the diagram
  • Link to the one responsible for the diagram
  • Audits (auto generated information regarding its current state and access rights)
  • Associated documents, diagrams and other objects
  • Inherent Risk detailing risk considerations
  • Governance information detailing information about the published diagram and who has been involved in the approval of the diagram

The above picture shows the properties dialogue window for the Configuration Diagram template where you can view and edit the diagram’s properties in QualiWare Lifecycle Manager.