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Rethinking The Business Process Through Reengineering


  • Laura Stefanescu
  • Madalina Constantinescu
  • Andy Stefanescu
  • Pompiliu Constantinescu


Rethinking business through reengineering is based on the assumption that to meet contemporary demands of quality, service, flexibility, and low cost, processes must be kept simple. Examples of simplifying processes are combining several jobs into one, letting workers make decisions, performing the steps in a process in a natural order, and performing work where it makes the most sense. The net result is that work may be shifted across functional boundaries several times to expedite its accomplishment. Traditional inspection and control procedures are often eliminated or deferred until the process is complete, providing further cost savings. The authors, focusing their research on enterprises from Oltenia Region, demonstrate how reengineering can be carried out in a variety of corporate settings. But although workers are the ones who need to be empowered to carry out reengineering, the authors are adamant that the process must start at the top. This is because it involves making major changes that are likely to cut across traditional organizational boundaries. Those empowered to make the changes at lower levels must know they have the support of top management, or change won�t occur.

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  • Laura Stefanescu & Madalina Constantinescu & Andy Stefanescu & Pompiliu Constantinescu, 2007. "Rethinking The Business Process Through Reengineering," Journal of Applied Economic Sciences, Spiru Haret University, Faculty of Financial Management and Accounting Craiova, vol. 2(1(2)_Fall).
  • Handle: RePEc:ush:jaessh:v:2:y:2007:i:1(2)_fall2007:8

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    1. Hammer, Michael & Champy, James, 1993. "Reengineering the corporation: A manifesto for business revolution," Business Horizons, Elsevier, vol. 36(5), pages 90-91.
    2. Reijers, H. A. & Liman Mansar, S., 2005. "Best practices in business process redesign: an overview and qualitative evaluation of successful redesign heuristics," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 33(4), pages 283-306, August.
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    1. George E. HALKOS & Marianna K. TRIGONI, 2010. "231 Financial And Real Sector Interactions: The Case Of Greece," Journal of Applied Economic Sciences, Spiru Haret University, Faculty of Financial Management and Accounting Craiova, vol. 5(3(13)/Fal), pages 231-246.


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