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business process re-engineering

(BPR); An approach to the restructuring of organizations that seeks to introduce a fundamental and radical reassessment of the organizational processes. Rather than adjusting or ...

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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2020

... process re-engineering The redesign of work behaviour, processes, systems, and structure so that greater efficiency and value can be achieved with the resources...

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A Dictionary of Accounting (5 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
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92 words

... process re-engineering ( BPR ; process innovation ) An approach to the restructuring of business organizations that aims to achieve lower costs and improved quality of output through a radical reassessment of the organization’s working methods. It involves the analysis of an organization in terms of its core processes, followed by a fundamental redesign of these processes through the application of enhanced information technology. However, radical BPR can be difficult to implement in practice, not least because of employee resistance. Employees may...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
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224 words

... process re-engineering ( BPR ; process innovation ) An approach to the restructuring of organizations that seeks to introduce a fundamental and radical reassessment of the organizational processes. Rather than adjusting or improving on existing methods, BPR asks what the organization is trying to achieve, what are its core processes, and what are its predominant competencies. Based on the answers to these questions, it attempts to plan the most efficient, effective, and direct ways of achieving these ends. It has been argued that BPR simply updates...

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A Dictionary of Human Resource Management (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
173 words

...business process re-engineering ( BPR ) is the technique of analysing the current operations and systems within an organization in order to identify and eliminate anything that does not add value. Whilst there are various forms of BPR, there are a common set of key components: moving from a function-focused to a process-focused approach, restructuring to achieve cross-functional integration ( see delayering , downsizing ), introducing incremental change, developing full use of information technology, examining all work activities (including management),...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
48 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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44 words
business process re-engineering

business process re-engineering  

(BPR);An approach to the restructuring of organizations that seeks to introduce a fundamental and radical reassessment of the organizational processes. Rather than adjusting or improving on existing ...
12 The Economics of Print

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
7,040 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
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1

...their membership. From the 1890s , literary agencies had grown to become a separate and profitable business. In 1935 , Curtis Brown, the international *literary agent , wrote that the days of the ‘good, kind, old-fashioned publisher who used to take over all of his author’s rights and re-sell at 50 per cent’ had gone. Successful literary properties commanded ‘so many widely varied markets and such intricate contracts’ that successful authors needed a business manager (Brown, 239–40). In the 1920s , *serialization rights and *translation rights usually...

24 The History of the Book in Germany

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
10,033 words
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Oxford University Press
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2

...front-line troops. Other successful 19 th -century Leipzig publishers included Karl Christoph Traugott Tauchnitz. Around 1816 , he produced cheap editions of the Greek and Latin classics employing the stereotype process, which he was the first to use in Germany. In 1837 , his nephew Christian Bernhard Tauchnitz established his own business, which became famous for its Collection of British and American Authors, founded in 1841 : this eventually comprised some 5,400 titles. *Tauchnitz secured the goodwill of authors by voluntarily paying them a...

Jargon

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
1,173 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

... legalese .) It can be found in virtually any other specialized field, such as social work ( equality-proofing , food-insecure ); healthcare ( retroactive disenrollment ); statistics ( disaggregated data ); engineering ( tunnel-jacking , soil-freezing ); investments ( portfolio optimization , derivative leveraging , allocated income streams ); business and management ( suboptimized multifunctionality , integrator global-value proposition , redundant 24/7 b2b solution ); and computing ( kernel panic , embedded protocol ). And don't forget linguistics,...

process owner

process owner  

Within business process re-engineering, a process owner is a person responsible for the re-engineering of a specific process.
concurrent engineering

concurrent engineering  

An approach to the design and introduction of new products that aims to shorten lead times and reduce costs by running development stages in parallel. In traditional systems, each stage in ...
re-engineering tsar

re-engineering tsar  

A key role in business process re-engineering (BPR), the tsar is a manager responsible for developing the re-engineering tools and techniques to be used, overseeing the whole process, and creating ...
management services

management services  

The department of an organization that is concerned with systematic attempts to improve its productivity and quality of output through such methods as industrial engineering, work studies, systems ...
preautomation analysis

preautomation analysis  

An analysis that should precede the replacement of a manual system by automation. Research suggests that large-scale investments in automation frequently fail to provide the expected benefits, ...
moments of truth

moments of truth  

A phrase used within business process re-engineering to denote key instances in a process where value can be clearly identified as being added to a product or service.
work study

work study  

A systematic examination of human work processes, designed to identify the ways in which the efficiency and effectiveness of these processes can be improved. It usually consists of a method study to ...
outsourcing

outsourcing  

The buying in of components, sub-assemblies, finished products, and services from outside suppliers rather than by supplying them internally. A firm may decide to buy in rather than supply internally ...
functional silos

functional silos  

A term used within business process re-engineering (BPR) to denote areas within an organization where managers occupy a privileged position in terms of resources and influence, and where they use ...
neo-Fordism

neo-Fordism  

Is the term used to describe an approach to work organization that is essentially Fordist, but has been adapted to incorporate a greater degree of flexibility. This adaptation has occurred because ...

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