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			Business Process Re-engineering - 




The fundamental analysis and radical redesign of everything: business processes and management systems, job definitions, organizational structures and beliefs and behaviors to achieve dramatic performance improvements to meet contemporary requirements. Information technology (IT) is a key enabler in this process. 




 Acronym: BPR





 Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency





	
	
Related Terms: Business Process Re-engineering - business | management | manufacturing | operations management | quality |

Computer-Aided Engineering - The application of information technology to elements of the design and engineering process. It includes all types of performance systems, e.g., heat transfer, structural, electromagnetic, aeronautics, and acoustic analysis. Acronym: CAE Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Fairfax CALS Shared Resource Center, 1994

Related Terms: Computer-Aided Engineering - computer | design | manufacturing | technology |

Data Modeling - A structured method for representing and describing the data used in a business function automated system. Data modeling is used in combination with two other structured methods, data flow analysis and functional decomposition, to define the high-level structure of business and information systems. Its primary function is to define the Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference 1993

Related Terms: Data Modeling - data | data model | design | information management | modeling | software |

Engineering Data - Any technical data (whether prepared by the Government, contractor, or vendor) relating to the specification, design, analysis, manufacture, acquisition, test, inspection or maintenance of items or services. Engineering data is comprised of all information that contains authoritative engineering definition or guidance on material, constituent items, equipment or systems practices, engineering Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Handbook 59-B", 1993

Related Terms: Engineering Data - contractor | data | design | engineering | manufacturing | production | support | technical data | vendor |

Eurotech Alert - European Information Service for the Results of National Research, collating and analysing publicsector research in industry and technology. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Eurotech Alert - international | trade |

FRIDA - Framework for Integrated Dynamic Analysis of Travel and Tariffs, a DRIVE project. Acronym: FRIDA Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: FRIDA - international | trade |

Logistics Support Analysis (1) - Simply put, LSA is the iterative process of identifying support requirements for a new system, especially in the early stages of system design. The main goals of LSA are to ensure that the system will perform as intended and to influence the design for supportability and affordability. Acronym: LSA Reference: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Acquisition and Logistics

Related Terms: Logistics Support Analysis (1) - acquisition | integrated logistics support | logistics | military |

Logistics Support Analysis (2) - A modeling process used to recognize the maintenance, training and the number of people that are required to get the system running and to maintain the system. Acronym: LSA Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: HUM - The Government Computer Magazine "Integrated Logistics" December 1993, Walter Cooke

Related Terms: Logistics Support Analysis (2) - acquisition | logistics | logistics support analysis record | maintenance | modeling | support | system |

Logistics Support Analysis Record - That portion of LSA documentation consisting of detailed data pertaining to the identification of logistic support resource requirements of a system or equipment. n Smith, "An Introduction to CALS: The Strategy and the Standards", 1990. Acronym: LSAR Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Logistics Support Analysis Record - acquisition | continuous acquisition and life-cycle support | logistics | logistics support analysis | maintenance | modeling | support | system |

MONITOR - Strategic Analysis, Forecasting and Evaluation in Research and Technology, amalgamating in 1988 the earlier Forecasting and Assessment in the Field of Science and Technology (FAST) with Strategic Analysis in the Field of Science and Technology (SAST) and Support Programme for the Evaluation of Activities in the Field of Research (SPEAR), Acronym: MONITOR Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: MONITOR - international | trade |

Product Data - All engineering data, in processable form, necessary to define the geometry, the function, and the behavior of an item over its entire life span, including logistic elements for quality, reliability, maintainability, topology, relationship, tolerances, attributes, and features necessary to define the item completely for the purpose of design, analysis, manufacture, Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from Joan Smith, "An Introduction to CALS: The Strategy and the Standards", 1990

Related Terms: Product Data - data | engineering | engineering data | life cycle | logistics | product | quality |

Systems Approach - A management or analysis approach that addresses issues as part of the larger system, or addresses the system as a whole.

Related Terms: Systems Approach - analysis | management | system | systems management |


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