The enterprise architecting framework applied to the supply organization of a sourcing management center of excellence
Author(s)Villegas Kavanagh, Leon Felipe
Leaders for Manufacturing Program.
David Simchi-Levi and Donald Rosenfield.
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The basis to develop this thesis was performed after executing an internship in ABB Inc. The main objective of the study was to design the organization to operate the procurement function at a new manufacturing campus.The enterprise architecting roadmap was applied to decompose the complex problem of designing an organization into building blocks that could be easily developed. For this purpose, two enterprise architecture tools were applied: stakeholder analysis and enterprise relevant views. Once the basic building blocks of the enterprise were defined, different analytical tools were applied to design the details of each one. The analytical tools applied to this project were process mapping, total cost modeling, organization design and information technology selection.The outcome of the study was the detailed definition of the following building blocks of an enterprise: processes, process costs, organization and information technology. The conclusions of the thesis generalize the applied concepts to companies that are in the situation of starting new operations.
Thesis (M.B.A.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management; and, (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division; in conjunction with the Leaders for Manufacturing Program at MIT, 2008.Includes bibliographical references (p. 91-92).
DepartmentSloan School of Management.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division.; Leaders for Manufacturing Program.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sloan School of Management., Engineering Systems Division., Leaders for Manufacturing Program.