Business Process Oriented Implementation of Standard Software

Author: Mathias Kirchmer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642584282
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Computers

Here, the author, an SAP R/3 expert and president of a consulting firm, shows readers how companies can achieve strategic goals through business process oriented implementation of software such as SAP R/3, Oracle, or Peoplesoft. The updated second edition of this best-selling title will help managers and consultants understand the necessary methods and tools.

High Performance Through Process Excellence

Author: Mathias Kirchmer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540778257
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Continuously changing customer and market requirements have become a dominating factor in today’s global business environment. Enterprises have to take smart decisions and execute fast. Innovation and agility become key success factors. Process excellence is the glue that brings everything together. The Management of Process Excellence (MPE) has become a main enabler of High Performance. It leads to a functioning "Real-Time Enterprise". MPE links strategy with people and technology, like Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) or Web 2.0. Knowledge assets, such as Process Reference Models, increase productivity. Emergent Processes and Inter-enterprise Collaboration are addressed specifically. MPE delivers Process Governance for large organizations as well as for small and medium enterprises. The book addresses executives and managers as well as educators and students.

Public Sector Enterprise Resource Planning

Author: Rainer Sommer
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: UOM:39015069363243
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Worldwide, public sector organizations are implementing commercial packaged software solutions, or enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, to increase productivity and customer service as well as to deploy manageable business processes. to that end, this book provides workable solutions from experienced public sector program and project managers, consulting leaders and academic researchers who have proven expertise in large scale public sector ERP implementation.

Competitive Advantage

Author: Michael E. Porter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416595847
Release Date: 2008-06-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Now beyond its eleventh printing and translated into twelve languages, Michael Porter’s The Competitive Advantage of Nations has changed completely our conception of how prosperity is created and sustained in the modern global economy. Porter’s groundbreaking study of international competitiveness has shaped national policy in countries around the world. It has also transformed thinking and action in states, cities, companies, and even entire regions such as Central America. Based on research in ten leading trading nations, The Competitive Advantage of Nations offers the first theory of competitiveness based on the causes of the productivity with which companies compete. Porter shows how traditional comparative advantages such as natural resources and pools of labor have been superseded as sources of prosperity, and how broad macroeconomic accounts of competitiveness are insufficient. The book introduces Porter’s “diamond,” a whole new way to understand the competitive position of a nation (or other locations) in global competition that is now an integral part of international business thinking. Porter's concept of “clusters,” or groups of interconnected firms, suppliers, related industries, and institutions that arise in particular locations, has become a new way for companies and governments to think about economies, assess the competitive advantage of locations, and set public policy. Even before publication of the book, Porter’s theory had guided national reassessments in New Zealand and elsewhere. His ideas and personal involvement have shaped strategy in countries as diverse as the Netherlands, Portugal, Taiwan, Costa Rica, and India, and regions such as Massachusetts, California, and the Basque country. Hundreds of cluster initiatives have flourished throughout the world. In an era of intensifying global competition, this pathbreaking book on the new wealth of nations has become the standard by which all future work must be measured.

Business Process Excellence

Author: August-Wilhelm Scheer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540247050
Release Date: 2012-09-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Business process management is the basis for all initiatives like SCM, CRM, ERP, or business intelligence. New component and internet-based software architectures and web services require a solid process management to deliver the expected business success. However, many organizations still struggle to find the right approach to business process management. IDS Scheer delivers with ARIS the framework to meet this challenge successfully. IDS Scheer has successfully applied its ARIS business process management approach at thousands of organizations worldwide such as Intel, Siemens, or the US Navy. This book presents international case studies in various manufacturing and service industries as well as the public sector. It shows how to achieve business process excellence in practice.

Competitive Advantage of Nations

Author: Michael E. Porter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451651492
Release Date: 2011-05-31
Genre: Business & Economics

Now beyond its eleventh printing and translated into twelve languages, Michael Porter’s The Competitive Advantage of Nations has changed completely our conception of how prosperity is created and sustained in the modern global economy. Porter’s groundbreaking study of international competitiveness has shaped national policy in countries around the world. It has also transformed thinking and action in states, cities, companies, and even entire regions such as Central America. Based on research in ten leading trading nations, The Competitive Advantage of Nations offers the first theory of competitiveness based on the causes of the productivity with which companies compete. Porter shows how traditional comparative advantages such as natural resources and pools of labor have been superseded as sources of prosperity, and how broad macroeconomic accounts of competitiveness are insufficient. The book introduces Porter’s “diamond,” a whole new way to understand the competitive position of a nation (or other locations) in global competition that is now an integral part of international business thinking. Porter's concept of “clusters,” or groups of interconnected firms, suppliers, related industries, and institutions that arise in particular locations, has become a new way for companies and governments to think about economies, assess the competitive advantage of locations, and set public policy. Even before publication of the book, Porter’s theory had guided national reassessments in New Zealand and elsewhere. His ideas and personal involvement have shaped strategy in countries as diverse as the Netherlands, Portugal, Taiwan, Costa Rica, and India, and regions such as Massachusetts, California, and the Basque country. Hundreds of cluster initiatives have flourished throughout the world. In an era of intensifying global competition, this pathbreaking book on the new wealth of nations has become the standard by which all future work must be measured.

Surviving Supply Chain Integration

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309173418
Release Date: 2000-03-23
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The managed flow of goods and information from raw material to final sale also known as a "supply chain" affects everything--from the U.S. gross domestic product to where you can buy your jeans. The nature of a company's supply chain has a significant effect on its success or failure--as in the success of Dell Computer's make-to-order system and the failure of General Motor's vertical integration during the 1998 United Auto Workers strike. Supply Chain Integration looks at this crucial component of business at a time when product design, manufacture, and delivery are changing radically and globally. This book explores the benefits of continuously improving the relationship between the firm, its suppliers, and its customers to ensure the highest added value. This book identifies the state-of-the-art developments that contribute to the success of vertical tiers of suppliers and relates these developments to the capabilities that small and medium-sized manufacturers must have to be viable participants in this system. Strategies for attaining these capabilities through manufacturing extension centers and other technical assistance providers at the national, state, and local level are suggested. This book identifies action steps for small and medium-sized manufacturers--the "seed corn" of business start-up and development--to improve supply chain management. The book examines supply chain models from consultant firms, universities, manufacturers, and associations. Topics include the roles of suppliers and other supply chain participants, the rise of outsourcing, the importance of information management, the natural tension between buyer and seller, sources of assistance to small and medium-sized firms, and a host of other issues. Supply Chain Integration will be of interest to industry policymakers, economists, researchers, business leaders, and forward-thinking executives.

Business Process Change Management

Author: August-Wilhelm Scheer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540247036
Release Date: 2012-11-03
Genre: Computers

This book shows you how to achieve business process excellence through change management activities, with case studies from major corporations such as American Meter and the US Navy. The book defines business process change management as information, communication, and training that enable people to make change and improvements happen. Using case studies the text shows how this change management is applied in practice using a framework like the ARIS House of Business Process Excellence or software tools like the ARIS Toolset.