Business process reengineering is the development of the future state of business processes. The reengineering effort is preceded by the business process review of the current state, and the business process education of the project team on business processes.
Optimizing the Business Process Reengineering Process
It is important to go through the business process reengineering process because the future state definition drives several key factors, including:
- Identifying and evaluating ERP software vendors
- Creating the business case for change
- Designing the implementation of a new ERP system
- Business process improvement
- Improving business performance
After the team is educated on business process best practices, Ultra will facilitate a workshop to develop the future state. These types of workshops are organized by functional area. First, the team reviews the problems in the current state and best practices for business processes. Then, we design a new business process that eliminates waste and improves productivity.
As the design of the future state becomes clear, the team is asked to define the benefits of the future state. From this information, Ultra will guide management and the team through the development of the business case for change.
Business Process Reengineering Next Steps
Manufacturers are wise to work through structured business process reengineering when heading into an ERP selection, because it pays to analyze the current state of processes and tasks.
We look closely at how work is done within an organization, and isolate areas for improvement in the value chain.
As you are guided through this process, we take into consideration knowledge management, employee empowerment, adoption of new ITs, and a shared vision.
ERP systems play a role in performance improvement goals, from automating record-keeping to streamlining business processes. These improvements impact your bottom line.
For more information, download our white paper entitled “A Roadmap to Business Performance Improvement,” which provides you with a roadmap for implementing process improvement programs to drive improvements to your business performance in the form of faster communications, real-time data, and improved visibility.