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Implementing Intranet Support for BPR in a Small Manufacturing Company

Denton, Paul, Hodgson, A. and Hreczuk-Hirst, I. A. (1999) Implementing Intranet Support for BPR in a Small Manufacturing Company. In: ICPR-15 Manufacturing for a global market. Dept. of Manufacturing and Operations Engineering, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, pp. 739-742. ISBN 9781874653561

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Abstract

This paper describes the practical manner in which an intranet was applied to a small manufacturing company to support its BPR programme. The company is involved in the design and manufacture of speciality knitting machines. Its market share and turnover have been improving rapidly over recent years and as a consequence the increase in workload has resulted in an increasing focus on short-term operational problems. It was recognised that if the business were to retain a competitive edge in its markets, organisational and strategic issues would have to be considered further. The company therefore embarked on a long-term development programme to define key business and manufacturing strategies, their associated business processes and the supporting organisational and information technology systems. A BPA (Business Process Analysis) exercise and strategic re-alignment has been under¬taken and a change methodology defined. A BPR (Business Process Re-engineering) implementation is currently in progress, driven by the above methodology and underpinned by the implementation of a pilot company intranet.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Published in Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Production Research (ICPR 15), University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, 9th - 12th August 1999
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Schools: School of Computing and Engineering > Systems Engineering Research Group
School of Computing and Engineering
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Depositing User: Paul Denton
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2009 10:42
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2010 12:00
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/4406

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