re-engineering


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re-engineering

The examination and modification of a system to reconstitute it in a new form and the subsequent implementation of the new form.

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The scenario he describes emphasizes re-engineering knowledge resources for building ontologies that are connected with other ontologies in the ontology network.
Ironically, re-engineering storage actually requires far fewer infrastructure changes, far less cost, and creates far less network impact than other options currently available and proposed--if the re-engineering effort is based on a pervasive data volume reduction (PDVR) paradigm that dramatically reduces data volumes.
With scrap rates on the rise and manhours/ton rising, the plant required a re-engineering effort to become a viable, profitable force in the GM Powertrain foundry family.
The other basic terms, process improvement, process re-engineering and business transformation all refer to pro-active, managed steps that an organization can take to improve process performance.
Despite its benefits, kaizen-style re-engineering is not without its risks: It may require some lost production time for re-engineering.
So far Sony and U execs say they appreciate re-engineering in theory, but their experiences have been divergent.
Dr Loh reviews the advantages and disadvantages of strategies for change, spiced with anecdotal examples of companies positioning themselves for the re-engineering process.
The questions that Marchand says executives need to ask help to define these criteria, as well as serving as the basis for a strong re-engineering programme.
Business re-engineering brings to the organization a practical approach to redesigning and changing organizational structures where procedures and practices have become outdated, obsolete or too complex.
Why is the prospect of re-engineering IT so daunting?
Chapter one discusses a major challenge to re-engineering, the resistance of middle managers, and identifies four questions that must be addressed if re-engineering is to succeed.