Archives for June 2007

Value Nets and Value Chains

Value Nets and Value Chains A growing number of analysts are advocating that companies consider the use of Value Nets and are comparing and contrasting them with Value Chains. IBM consultants often refer to Value Nets as Business Component Models (BCM). In this Advisor, we consider both Value Chains and Value Nets and suggest why […]

Innovation and Process Change

Innovation and Process Change This Advisor will take a look at Innovation. What is the relationship between Business Process Change and Innovation? An article appearing in the June 11, 2007 issue of Business Week suggests that 3M’s Six Sigma program may have reduced 3M’s ability to innovate. Is this likely? What is Innovation anyway? How […]

Peru

peru Materials missing from handouts provided during a seminar by Paul Harmon in Lima, Peru, June 15, 2007

The Future of SOA, Part 4 of 7

The Future of SOA, Part 4 of 7 Keith Harrison-Broninski proposes that SOA initiatives be driven by business people with business objectives – not by technical people with technical objectives often presented as “business advantages”.

BPM and Six Sigma: Post Merger Integration through BPM and Lean Six Sigma

BPM and Six Sigma: Post Merger Integration through BPM and Lean Six Sigma Udit Sharma Udit Sharma, a Lean Six Sigma Master Consultant, is David Silverstein’s guest columnist this month. Here, he presents a thoughtful exploration of the use of BPM and Lean Six Sigma in the post-merger integration of businesses.

BPM: A Global View: Whose BPM is it Anyway?

BPM: A Global View: Whose BPM is it Anyway? The question of who owns business process improvement initiatives, the IT team or the Business team, is given a fresh analysis by Rashid Khan. Read his Column to discover a useful model for the interactive roles of the stakeholders in these initiatives and the tools they […]

Managing BPM: The IT Supply-Chain Material Flow

Managing BPM: The IT Supply-Chain Material Flow This is the fourth in a series of informative columns on applying SCOR-based techniques to the IT Supply Chain. In it, Joe Francis demonstrates how to create a mapping technique to manage the IT infrastructure around field automation and how to implement SCOR Processes to identify the sources […]

Improving Performance: Enterprise Process Performance

Improving Performance: Enterprise Process Performance This month, Guy Wallace provides a set of tools for evaluating an organization’s Enterprise Process Performance Architecture (EPPA). He provides a template and suggests a series of questions BPM practitioners should ask as they analyze their organization’s EPPA.

Integrating Industrial Services into Manufacturing Supply Chains

Integrating Industrial Services into Manufacturing Supply Chains Herbert Heinzel Herbert Heinzel, Amit Garg, and Stefan Schleyer outline a basic framework for managing the growing interdependency between the Manufacturing Supply Chain and Service Providers.

Business Rules Solutions: Rules Are Not Actions, So Don’t

Business Rules Solutions: Rules Are Not Actions, So Don’t In his Column this month, Ron Ross addresses the difference between a rule and an action—two words frequently confused by some professionals. As he explains in this Column, understanding the difference is fundamental to the business rule approach to business process.

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