An integrated business improvement methodology to refocus business improvement efforts

Rodney McAdam (Ulster Business School, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland)

Business Process Re-engineering & Management Journal

ISSN: 1355-2503

Publication date: 1 April 1996

Abstract

Describes the development of an applied business process improvement methodology which will enable existing business improvement related initiatives to be integrated and refocused on business/ customer needs. Discusses the need for such a methodology, showing how existing business improvement efforts/initiatives can easily become fragmented and lose focus after initial success. Describes reasons for adopting a business process‐based approach to address these issues. Highlights salient points of existing methodologies applied in a number of companies and where appropriate they are incorporated into the new methodology. Describes the development of a total quality programme which has been running at Short Bros plc (a subsidiary of Bombardier Inc.) since 1987.

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Citation

McAdam, R. (1996), "An integrated business improvement methodology to refocus business improvement efforts", Business Process Re-engineering & Management Journal, Vol. 2 No. 1, pp. 63-71. https://doi.org/10.1108/14637159610111482

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1996, MCB UP Limited

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