Business Process Reengineering


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Business Process Reengineering

The use of computers and information technology to improve a company's efficiency. For example, an automobile factory may automate and use more machines, rather than workers, to make cars. Because such companies need fewer workers, they often need fewer managers, who usually command higher salaries. Business process reengineering can increase the speed with which products are made (because machines can work 24 hours a day) and can reduce overhead (because the company needs to pay fewer employees). This is considered beneficial for consumers because it results in less expensive products. However, it is controversial, since some perceive BPR as a cause of unemployment.
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At Deloitte & Touche, Svenning was responsible for business process reengineering and systems design for clients in the manufacturing, banking, government and healthcare industries.
An agile and prolific thinker, Tom has written or co-authored ten best-selling business books and has been a creator and early author for several key business ideas, including business process reengineering (on which he wrote or co-authored the first article, the first book, and the first casebook).
The contract covers the first phase of PDMI, which includes document management services, business process reengineering, automation of key business processes, change management services, training and organizational design services.
He began his career with Accenture, where he helped architect and implement technology and business process reengineering solutions for global 500 companies.
He also led development of the Method/1 systems development methodology, and collaborated with Michael Hammer on Accenture's business process reengineering principles and methods.

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