Inside the Course | UCT Advanced Operations Management course

BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT   |   5 minutes  |   May 31, 2017

If you want to progress in the operations management industry, it’s important you take time to understand and learn about the various management tools geared towards making your operations management career a successful one. An example of one of these management tools is Business Process Reengineering.

This Prezi gives you a sneak peek inside Module 2 of the Advanced Operations Management, where you’ll learn about Business Process Reengineering (BPR).

Business Process Reengineering, also known as process innovation and core process redesign, focuses on the improvement of workflows and business processes within an organisation. Through analysing the way an organisation works and designing more efficient processes, it aims to cut operational costs by eliminating unproductive activities and the employees who perform themĀ and improveĀ the quality of the process. The difference between this and other advanced operations management principles is that BRP works on a much broader scale. At the heart of BRP are the customer needs and the organisation’s mission, whereas other initiatives may focus more on profit and productivity.

The mission? Get rid of unproductive management layers, put an end to redundancies, and remodel processes.

To implement Business Process Reengineering effectively, you should:

  1. Make customer needs the focus of your company values
  2. Redesign core processes, often using information technology to enable improvements
  3. Create cross-functional teams within your business with end-to-end responsibility for a process
  4. Rethink basic organisational and people issues
  5. Improve business processes across the organisation

If you’re looking for a radical advanced operations management tool, BRP is what you should be implementing into your process.

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