Many books on process mapping are oriented around a traditional manufacturing process control environment. The methodology and tools in this book are applicable to any company in any industry that is interested in developing a much more integrated, systems approach to management to dramatically improve their business. The author's previous book, From Quality to Business Excellence: A Systems Approach to Management
, explains the philosophy behind this approach. This book provides the "how to" for achieving that level of visualization with a unique combination of theory and tools showing you how to implement enterprise process mapping in a way that will yield significant business value for your organization.
Comply with quality standards, such as ISO 9001:2000, and regulatory requirements, such as Sarbanes-Oxley. Develop a unifying view of how an overall business works as a system. Implement a very high impact, well-integrated and cross-functional systems approach to managing all aspects of the business. Understand how all processes and tasks within the organization contribute to achieving the company’s overall business goals. Provide a foundation for a systematic and proactive approach to business process improvement that will result in real and tangible improvements in cost and effectiveness.