Before embarking on BPR, you must implement certain processes to ensure success at the end of it all. By analysing and rebuilding existing business processes, both small and large organisations can radically innovate and change.
When the materials were delivered, a warehouse employee would input this into the computer. Many unsuccessful BPR attempts may have been due to the confusion surrounding the concept and how it should be performed.
They analyzed the current system, and found out that it worked as follows: When the purchasing department would write a purchase orderthey sent a copy to accounts payable.
The business community's reaction to the kind of radical change advocated by Hammer, Davenport and their co-authors, James Champy and James Short, was initially extremely positive. After setting clear objectives and securing support from all levels of management within the company, it is important to approach the process as one of continuous learning and to keep an eye on new and emerging problems as well the existing way of work.
If it does not perform satisfactorily, more time should be taken to modify the process until it does. The first step towards any successful transformation effort is to convey an understanding of the necessity for change.