THE EVOLUTION OF BPR

              During the period 1990-1993, management experts like Dr. Michael Hammer, James Champy, and Thomas Davenport, after great amount of research and studies of successful industries, created the concept of BPR. They discovered that most of the companies that had successes in changing their processes had used a similar set of tools and tactics. They called this set of procedures Business Reengineering. By examining companies that were redesigning processes, he gathered information on methods and practices, which led to the successful implementation of what he called Process Innovation. Although slightly different, both Business perform strategic process. In fact, both approaches shared a number of core activities. Since then, a myriad of books, articles, seminars, workshops and computer tools have been developed by academicians, management consultants and software developers to help organizations actually perform BPR.