Business Process Reengineering and Downsizing

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Shiril, India

Business Process Reengineering and Downsizing

Why should BPR proceed downsizing?


Jeff Schultz, USA

BPR is a Way to Reduce Staff Sensibly

The reason BPR fell out of favor is misuse of the term; companies decide to loose fat quickly. They'd reduce staff without fixing the work, leaving everything in shambles. If you merely want to reduce waste, use LEAN first. If you want to radically transform your business model, use the BPR approach and create an improvement agenda.
A related misconception I see is where folks ask about ERP and other systems in BPR. The point is you need to first know the desired future state and understand the gaps that currently exist. Then you create an improvement agenda to get you from the current state to closer to the future state (iteratively and addressing the gaps...

Eugene Bruseau
CEO, United States

BPR and Downsizing

BPR should precede downsizing and be reevaluated after completion of the project. A company, government entity, etc. can't reasonably initiate a reduction of human capital or other resources without conducting a BPR process. The process will provide a framework for leaders to make decisions as part of the pre/post downsizing effort.

Dil Prasad Shrestha, PhD
Management Consultant, Nepal

Business Process Re-engineering and Downsizing

@Eugene Bruseau: Yes, business process re-engineering has many challenges and constraints, particula... Sign up


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