In Workflow, models are used to define and organize system and application information. A model is a representation of a physical structure or conceptual idea and is composed of resources that have hierarchical or other relationships between them. Rules or schemas outlining resource nesting, order, number, and requirement define the structure of a model.

Production and manufacturing models are used to represent your production or manufacturing organization and operation. Based on the industry standard ISA-95, these models define basic structure rules and object relationships.

Production models use properties that can define classes, definitions, and specifications. When you create your production or manufacturing structure and resource relationships, the properties, classes, definitions, and specifications are used to define your processes and can be inherited by another resource as a result of direct associations.

Note: You can create up to 5000 resources for each model, such as 5000 material definitions, 5000 users, and 5000 work definitions.