Business Process Management Applied

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Creating the Value Managed Enterprise
By Charles Poirier and Ian Walker
Hardcover, 6×9, 264 pages
ISBN: 978-1-932159-33-2
July 2005
Co-published with APICS

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Acquire the roadmap for achieving success that relates specific process improvements to bottom-line profit growth. Business Process Management Applied: Creating the Value Managed Enterprise illustrates how process improvement can add value for firms of any size in any industry and the method for tracking those savings to financial statements, using a proven maturity model and a SCOR® model. It features a guiding framework and a presentation of the underlying architecture, including the basic elements of optimizing the extended enterprise, applying business process management (BPM) tools and techniques, and bringing increased value to all constituents of the networked enterprise — especially the end consumer.

Business Process Management Applied is the only text that easily relates supply chain and BPM thinking into layman’s terms. Businesses around the world are discovering the improvements possible through a focus on the key process steps contained in an end-to-end supply chain, generating five to eight points of new profit to the bottom line by creating a truly linked and optimized intelligent business network that delivers greater value to the organization.

Key Features

  • Includes a five-level supply chain maturity model that illustrates how ever-increasing levels of collaboration with trusted value chain partners can substantially improve business results
  • Covers new technologies that form the backbone of BPM systems that enable continuous reengineering of critical processes in real time, without major IT rework
  • Presents a step-by-step roadmap for BPM implementation that ties specific process improvements to specific savings and value creation
  • Introduces a dynamic computer-based simulation tool for testing business improvement changes before implementation, along with techniques supported by real examples for optimizing processes and supply chains before encountering risk in possible outcomes
  • WAV Offers free downloadable slides and white papers that illustrate an intelligent value chain business architecture, business process map and simulation model, procurement and strategic sourcing model, and the benefits derived from progression to each new level in the supply chain maturity model — available from the Web Added Value™ Download Resource Center

About the author(s)

Charles C. Poirier, of Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), is a widely respected expert and best-selling author of numerous books including The Networked Supply Chain and RFID and Supply Chain.

Ian Walker, Associate Director of CSC Consulting (UK), is a recognized expert at solving complex problems in supply chain management. Ian specializes in supply chain strategy, the application of leading-edge thinking, and the use of information technology to support business processes across extended enterprises.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 — The Road to the Value-Managed Enterprise
Chapter 2 — Business Process Management as the Enabling Ingredient 
Chapter 3 — The Process-Based Profit and Loss Statement and Balance Sheet 
Chapter 4 — Getting Beyond the Supply Chain Roadblocks 
Chapter 5 — Moving Effectively to Advanced Levels of Progress
Chapter 6 — Achieving Dominance at the Higher Levels of Progress
Chapter 7 — Aspirations and Realities of Level 5
Chapter 8 — Creating the Intelligent Value Network: A Blueprint for Level 5
Chapter 9 — Using Process Simulation to Minimize the Risk
Chapter 10 — Steps Forward Bibliography