1st Edition

Totally Integrated Enterprises
A Framework and Methodology for Business and Technology Improvement

ISBN 9781574443035
Published June 22, 2001 by CRC Press
224 Pages 55 B/W Illustrations

USD $195.00

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Book Description

At the foundation of today's leading-edge manufacturing companies is a common vision for virtual, distributed enterprise in an agile environment where organizations can swiftly and cost-effectively bring products from concept to production - and respond dynamically to changes in customer and market requirements. Totally Integrated Enterprises: A Framework and Methodology for Business and Technology Improvement provides a framework and a methodology for understanding and mapping current enterprise configurations as well as for designing the revised architecture needed for the totally integrated enterprise. It also helps you select the MRPII, MES, APS, SCM, or ERP software most appropriate for your needs and for achieving total enterprise integration.

MRPII, MES, APS, SCM, and ERP. Without a strategic direction it is just alphabet soup. How do you determine what is best for your organization? Which software system is most appropriate to your needs? Courses, classes, seminars, and experts galore are available to help you learn and implement the fine details of every value-add, cost-saving, customer-pleasing, quality-improving, buzzword-compliant business initiative you have ever heard of, and many that you haven't.

What has been missing is a way to tie them together. Until now. Totally Integrated Enterprises: A Framework and a Methodology for Business and Technology Improvement gives you a high-level enterprise architecture that makes the implementation of best practices and technologies - both existing and emergent - manageable.

This book shows you how to:

  • Improve your product and process integration, as well as develop and deliver new products within a virtual enterprise
  • Incorporate business strategies and functions to drive product design and manufacturing requirements, operations, and post-production activities
  • Integrate designers, manufacturers, and suppliers to operate as a virtual enterprise
  • Create, staff, and empower integrated product teams resulting in higher quality products
  • Communicate enterprise information to and from every stakeholder in the virtual enterprise in real or near-real time
  • Manage production among facilities and exchange production data and status information as a routine basis of business

    Acquisitions and mergers have left many enterprises with a legacy of varied cultures, resources, and processes that must be reshaped into a single, integrated whole. Increasing pressures from global competition force enterprises to become cost-effective, high-quality providers to traditional customers and push them to develop new markets and product lines. Nearly every enterprise needs to make the transition to a globally interdependent business paradigm. Totally Integrated Enterprises: A Framework and Methodology for Business and Technology Improvement gives you the key definitions that allow you to understand and communicate with vendors, consultants, and experts in the field. Using the techniques in this book you will see the results so often promised - but not realized - from technology.
  • Table of Contents

    Who Should Read this Book
    Definition and Scope of Enterprise Architecture
    About this Book
    Totally Integrated Enterprise
    Totally Integrated Enterprise Goals
    Agile Enterprise
    Robust Components for Enterprise
    Component-based Enterprise Architecture
    Value-Based Enterprise Architecture
    Virtual Enterprise Capability
    Collaborative Enterprise
    Introduction to Enterprise Architecture
    Need for Enterprise Architecture
    Nature of Enterprise Architecture
    Integrated Enterprise Architecture
    Methodology for Understanding Enterprises
    Enterprise Definition
    Framework for Integrated Enterprise
    Enterprise Views
    Architectural Progression
    Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework
    Best-Practice Enterprise Architecture
    High-Level Architecture
    Executive Leadership
    Business Development
    Product Management
    Enterprise Support/Enabling
    Implementing Best-Practice Enterprise
    Method for Implementing Improvement
    Case Studies
    Current Initiatives and Relationships
    Appendix A: List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
    Appendix B: Glossary of Operational Definitions
    Appendix C: Bibliography
    Appendix D: Information Technology Requirements
    Appendix E: Process Classification Framework (Generic)
    Appendix F: Information Resources Management
    Appendix G: Enterprise Assessment
    Appendix H: Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework

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    "Raytheon Professional Services is dedicated to helping its clients make substantial and lasting improvements in their operational and financial performance. Tom and Daryle's book, Totally Integrated Enterprise, explains what the enterprise of the future looks like and what it takes to get there. It sets the tone for the kinds of change that RPS enables and it creates a vision of what our customers will want to be."

    -Roger Blomgren, Vice President and General Manager, Raytheon Professional Services

    "The authors have packaged a complex set of ideas into an easy to understand business model. My experience with Tom Miller and the Raytheon Professional Services staff will change forever the way I approach business. This book will change the way you approach your business.

    -Chris Church, Program Manager, Compaq Computer Corporation

    "Having worked with Tom Miller and the Raytheon Professional Services staff, I fully endorse this unique insight on enterprise architectures that provides the framework to create value for optimizing the utilization of technology at all levels. This is certainly on the cutting-edge."