TITLE

Use Process Mapping

AUTHOR(S)
King, David; Wright, Derek
PUB. DATE
April 2002
SOURCE
Logistics & Transport Focus;Apr2002, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on information pertaining to industrial project management. The authors of this article first discussed the reasons why industrial projects fail. Three essential elements of success are identifying the correct starting point, the route and the end conditions. For this reason the authors believe that process mapping of the present operations is an indispensable ingredient for success. The importance of understanding existing methods and processes has been accepted and well understood for many years in scientific management circles. The Work Study method has, however, declined in popularity due to its obsession with work measurement (WM) and WM-based bonus systems. The authors concluded that there are many reasons why projects fail but that often failure to understand current processes ia a major contributing factor. A relatively small investment in a mapping exercise can reduce risk in a project and help to engender the support from staff which is so essential.
ACCESSION #
11577227

 

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