Product or Service Design and Process Selection
Can the products/services be designed to satisfy the needs of both the market and the producers/providers? For example, it may be possible to design a limited range of components, which can be assembled in different combinations to provide a wide range of different products. What sequence of processes should be used to transform the inputs into the desired outputs? Type of operation system? Levels of automation? Make or buy - can some of the products or services be bought for less than they can be provided in-house? Of the sequence of processes required to create the product or service, which should be carried out within the organisations operations system?
Regional warehouses? Product-type layout or process-type layout or group layout? Assembly line balancing? Stores? Materials handling?
Most manager's view reengineering as a watch word to ensure that they haven't allowed inefficiency to creep into their organisation which would necessitate radical improvement.