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Totally Integrated Enterprises

A Framework and Methodology for Business and Technology Improvement, 1st Edition

By Thomas E. Miller, Daryle W. Berger

CRC Press

224 pages | 55 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781574443035
pub: 2001-06-22
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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.

  • Reviews

    "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."

    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

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control
    BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Information Management
    COMPUTERS / Information Technology