PhD (Chemical Engineering) - RMIT University.
These efforts canbe described as Business Process Engineering (BPE). BPE had its roots in industry under differing titIes: Process Improvement, Process Simplification, Process Innovation.
Business process reengineering (BPR) is the analysis and redesign of workflows within and between enterprises in order to optimize end-to-end processes and automate non-value-added tasks.
The Thesis Process The thesis is an opportunity to work independently on a research project of your own design and contribute to the scholarly literature in your field. Through your ALM coursework, plus your own background research, you will develop a question that has yet to be sufficiently answered or thoroughly tested by prior research.
The PhD thesis lifecycle. A PhD is a research-intensive degree that usually takes the equivalent of three to four years of full-time study. During this time students will work closely with their supervisory team. The exact nature of each studentâ€™s research is different but there are a number of stages that all PhD candidates must complete.
The thesis is based on a single case study, at the engineering company GEA Process Engineering that have had a lot of experience within global sourcing, and especially sourcing in China, and issues with intellectual property counterfeiting.
The mission of the BPM cluster is to be one of the worldâ€™s leading research groups that deals with analysis, design, execution, and improvement of operational business processes. Dominant research topics of this group are: process modeling, workflow management, BPR, discrete event simulation, process mining, and reference models.
Business Process Reengineering Steps. As weâ€™ve mentioned before, business process reengineering is no easy task. Unlike business process management or improvement, both of which focus on working with existing processes, BPR means changing the said processes fundamentally. This can be extremely time-consuming, expensive and risky.