Business Process and shop floor Re-Engineering

  • Doumeingts
  • Malhene
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT)


For companies, Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) is becoming a technique to attaining a competitive advantage. But BPR is too often related to specific process while it should ensure a global performance by covering multi-processes. By combining local view with global one, and moreover, by combining physical view of the enterprise with its associated decisional part, GRAI approach allows to introduce the Business System Re-engineering (BSR) concepts.

The approach has been successfully applied in a lot of industrial experiments. One of the most recent one has contribute to demonstrate the efficiency of the approach in the domain of Shop-floor.

Key words

Business System Re-engineering Methodology GRAI approach Shop-floor. 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Doumeingts
    • 1
  • Malhene
    • 1
  1. 1.LAP / GRAI — University Bordeaux 1Talence CedexFrance

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