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Re-engineering the Enterprise : Proceedings of the IFIP TC5/WG5.7 Working Conference on Re-engineering the Enterprise, Galway, Ireland, 1995 - J. Browne

Re-engineering the Enterprise

Proceedings of the IFIP TC5/WG5.7 Working Conference on Re-engineering the Enterprise, Galway, Ireland, 1995

By: J. Browne (Editor), David O'Sullivan (Editor)

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Published: 31st October 1995
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The business environment throughout the world is currently undergoing rapid and far-reaching changes. Companies are restructuring the way they carry out business. They are analysing their processes and scrutinizing ways to make their systems more streamlined and competitive.
This book brings together the work of a number of leading experts from around the world, who present their ideas on the key issues that surround the area of business process re-engineering. This includes a review of business process re-engineering, its methodologies, tools and key benefits; presentations of new approaches to business process implementation; evaluation of the key software tools available for facilitating business process re-engineering analysis; a glimpse of the new technologies which are creating change and the need for business process re-engineering.
Each chapter in the book is a result of a presentation given at the Working Conference on Re-engineering the Enterprise, organized by the International Federation for information Processing and held in Galway, Ireland, in April 1995.
This book is essential reading for managers in the manufacturing and service industries; systems analysts, IT specialists and systems engineers, and post-graduate students of manufacturing, business and IT-related courses.

As the papers cover a number of different concepts and industrial applications, there are bound to be several chapters that will interest every reader...the book stimulates thought as to how what may be an abstract subject to some may actually be practicable in the real world. - Engineering Management Journal; ...there is much good material in the book. And the structure of the book allows for easy dipping-in. - Manufacturing Engineer; ...a valuable source of up-to-date information on BPR...a serious book, rich in content and providing both the novice and the more advanced reader with significant insights into modern business. - Studies in Informatics and Control; It appears that this book has achieved its objective of presenting engineering system approaches to the system designers. As such, it is a good book with easy reading for professionals; it discreetly provides some general information on how one would think of re-engineering a business system in a practical situation. - Bhaba R Sarker, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Louisiana State University, USA

Preface
Planning centres - new conception for re-engineering activities in non-producing areasp. 1
Re-engineering through fractal structuresp. 10
Software benchmark design and usep. 20
Requirements, methods and research issues for modeling the product realization processp. 30
Application of information technology in the redesign and implementation of business processesp. 42
Re-engineering the sales departmentp. 53
Re-engineering inter company processes through partnership networksp. 63
How benchmarking supports re-engineeringp. 72
The logic of enterprise modellingp. 83
General concepts of a manufacturing system engineering workbench as tool for the re-engineering of manufacturing systemsp. 99
The application of generic process models in business process re-engineeringp. 110
Library based modeling of process chainsp. 121
High level process modelling: a key feature of any BPR projectp. 131
Investment-based analysis of IT-enabled business process re-engineeringp. 141
Simultaneous changep. 155
Business process re-engineering for small and medium sized manufacturing enterprisesp. 164
Self assessment - a tool for business process re-engineeringp. 175
A manufacturing business process re-engineering method: design and redesign of a production control modelp. 187
Bottleneck-oriented logistics analysis as a basis for business re-engineeringp. 199
Measuring and re-engineering logistics chains in the construction industryp. 209
Logistics performance measurement - an application to pulp and paper industryp. 219
A comprehensive methodology for factory modellingp. 228
BPR in the production system, methodology and resultsp. 238
An introduction to a process engineering approach and a case study illustration of its utilityp. 248
Design of activities in shop floor management: a holistic approach to organisation at operational business levels in BPR projectsp. 261
The use of the GRAI method in re-engineeringp. 273
GRAI approach: a methodology for re-engineering the manufacturing enterprisep. 284
Process monitoring for continuous improvementp. 294
Process assessment and simulation games - methods and software supported tools in business process re-engineeringp. 302
Integrated resourse and order monitoringp. 312
A system solution to concurrent process planning and workshop controlp. 322
Index of contributorsp. 333
Keyword indexp. 335
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ISBN: 9780412642609
ISBN-10: 0412642603
Series: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 338
Published: 31st October 1995
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.47