Business Process Reengineering   


As organizations seek to obtain strategic advantages by redesigning the way they do business, they are finding the process filled with uncertainty. Put simply, change is difficult. In some instances, the prospect of change is so burdensome that the only way to effect change is to liquidate the existing enterprise and start again. A consensus is emerging that successful organizations of the next millennium will be those that embrace continuous change as a business paradigm. Such organizations will be able both to adapt to changes in the marketplace and to lead the market in directions optimal to the organization’s goals by continually adapting their products, processes, and internal structures to changes in the business environment.

The technique for BPR has evolved as a powerful and practical tool enabling rapid enterprise restructuring and change management. The inundation of published literature on BPR and related techniques such as Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) are further evident by, Hammer and Champy (1993) and Morris and Brandon (1993) that the popularity of the reengineering paradigm in the industry and research community is growing rapidly.

Amid all the passion over BPR, there has been an understandable amount of effort exerted in defining exactly what BPR is as well as how to best accomplish it. Although many definitions have been proposed, the majority provides only vague, high-level philosophical approaches. Engineers build and analyze models to predict the performance of designs or to understand the behavior of devices. In the context of BPR then, the term "engineering" is used in the broad sense to mean the creation of a process system with predictable behavior using some methodology that employs models as a basic tool.

Nexten offers a complete range of integrated engineering and management tools and techniques to address BPR starting with Strategic Planning through Process Engineering to include requirements definition for Workflow Systems. Our enterprise models stimulate greater understanding of the organization and promote better communications of ideas among the staff addressing the genuine future needs of the enterprise.

Recent improvements in software tools now permit the generation of workflow requirements from Nexten process models. Not only can clients benefit from the top-down approach but they can also use the power of simulation to validate the proposed processes before embarking on a costly implementation.

Nexten’s experienced professionals will help your company deploy the appropriate combination of techniques to achieve your objectives.

  • Business object/objectives models
    Understanding a business usually starts with a model of the key business objects and a model of the business strategic objectives

  • Process modeling using IDEF0
    DEF 0 produces a Process Model as a hierarchical, top-down, structured representation of a subject. IDEF 0 is the de-facto standard modeling technique for process modeling. It is particularly suited to modeling the requirements for process improvement and workflow systems

  • Integrated business model
    Object and Process models can be closely integrated into a unified model of the whole business

  • Performance analysis
    Using dynamic simulation techniques allows for maximize throughput with existing resources and processes a workload within a time/cost limit

  • Implementation & Consulting

Our experienced team will work hand in hand with your team throughout the entire process ensuring a successful implementation

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