re-engineering


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re-engineering

n
(Commerce)
a. the restructuring of a company or part of its operations, esp by utilizing information technology
b. (as modifier): a massive re-engineering programme.
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A method for reusing and re-engineering non-ontological resources for building ontologies.
Re-engineering offers great opportunities to improve performance in claims organizations because claims processes are so complex.
Instead of band-aids, what the backup industry really needs is a totally different approach, a re-engineering similar in scope to the great ERP transformation.
GM Powertrain's Saginaw Malleable Iron Foundry has overcome continually reducing casting demand by re-engineering its operations to increase throughput and profitability.
Management's collective success hinges, therefore, on better decision support, a product of rethinking and re-engineering processes that direct managers on how to best cut costs.
Business transformation, process improvement, process re-engineering.
The savings from re-engineering another assembly line allowed three workers to accomplish what previously took five people - and they do so in 500 sq ft less space.
Narrowly defined, re-engineering means taking corporate functions and procedures and making them more efficient.
Dr Michael Loh, Regional Organization Development Manager with Guardian Royal Exchange (Asia) Limited, believes the failure of many re-engineering programmes is directly attributable to neglect of the human element.
Despite this, recent surveys of Fortune 1,000 companies show that 60 to 80 per cent of the organizations undertaking a re-engineering effort have reported feelings of dissatisfaction or failure.
While there may have been changes made to the system over time, they tend to be to maintain and enhance rather than the more far-reaching changes associated with re-engineering.
The result: "IT is often left out of business re-engineering efforts.