Mapping the organization a methodological approach to organizational change initiation

M. Kaspi, G. Rabinowitz, J. Rubinovitz, A. Shtub, D. Sinriech

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The defence industry is facing a shrinking market and tough competition. Most defence contractors and manufacturers have realized that in order to survive in this market a new way of doing business is required. Initiating and planning changes is the focus of this paper, which describes a new methodology developed with the Israeli Military Industries. The methodology is designed to promote and initiate change in operations by de ning a well-structured approach to operational analysis and by supporting team work. The implementation of this new methodology in more than a dozen plants and several support organizations has demonstated its ability to promote and support the initiation of changes in an enterprise-wide process improvement project. The success of the change initation methodology highlighted the need for a similar approach for change implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)633-644
Number of pages12
JournalProduction Planning and Control
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1997


  • Process Analysis
  • Process Identification
  • Process Measures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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