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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Among the topics are traditional data-oriented versus process-oriented reengineering of legacy systems, component-based modeling, reengineering for enterprise resource planning systems implementation, an effortless approach for migrating from legacy software systems to web services, and a reengineering process for the aerospace industry.
Champy and Greenspun's 1993 bestselling Reengineering the Corporation introduced business people to the powerful use of "reengineering" as a work design methodology to enable businesses to reach new levels of efficiency, performance, and profit.
Through reengineering one ignores what is it known, what exists and the attention is focused on what one wishes to be;
During the initial process of reengineering the building, the failure to plan for providing and integrating these dedicated tenant systems could cause serious operational problems due to downtime exposure and electrical shut-offs.
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Hammer is back, Back with a book that some people could argue is something of a retreat from reengineering, The Agenda: What Every Business Must Do to Dominate the Decade (Crown Business; $27.
Obtained for primary data from a 1996/1997 national survey of hospital restructuring and reengineering sponsored by the American Hospital Association and the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics.
Business process reengineering has been heralded as a major innovation in management and has become an essential element in many companies' attempts to improve their competitive position in the marketplace.
3) Nowhere is this misalignment more apparent than in health care reengineering programs.
Like an elephant described by six blindfolded people, reengineering is a word that can leave some distinctly wrong impressions.
Then reengineering came along, a radical approach that has dominated management thinking for much of the decade.
Starting with Excellence and Total Quality and working our way right through Reengineering, Downsizing and Branding.