Group Application: Understand and Innovate
Analyze the order processing, engineering design, and manufacturing processes at Diecraft Australia. Access the Diecraft case study in this week’s Learning Resources. Each student will role-play one of the stakeholders and the group will:
1. Explain the main scheduling difficulties and bottlenecks.
2. Brainstorm at least 10 potential changes to accelerate delivery.
3. Gain consensus on the three ideas that seem most promising to Discraft. Explain your reasoning.
4.Recommend BPM solutions to improve organizational effectiveness.
N.B – Please focus more on question 3 and 4 more, my other group member is working on 1 and 2.
7 hours ago
Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.
Jeston, J. (2018). Business process management: Practical guidelines to successful implementations (4th ed.). New York, NY: Routledge.
Chapter 16, “Understand Phase” (pp. 273-305)
Chapter 17, “Innovate Phase” (pp. 308-366)
Sethuraman, K., & Tirupati, D. (2004). Diecraft Australia. Asian Case Research Journal, 8(2), 187–213.
Retrieved from the Walden Library database.
Laureate Education (Producer). (2008). Process team kick-off [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 7 minutes.
Pat Myers is the manager of the cooked protein foods department. He has been a strong advocate for process improvement, and his department is a good choice for the pilot project. To communicate both the importance of and the commitment to change, Pat is leading the process team kick-off.