Order Processing Differs According to the Very First Task

Sunday, November 28, 2010
Companies could be compared to trees. A tree has leaves, branches and a trunk. It also has bark, which protects the tree from harmful external influences. There is also the xylem and phloem which transport important things throughout the tree. Each are different and each have their own special roles. Just as companies. The first objective of business process management (BPM) is to process tasks efficiently. It's to find stagnation and overloads, to find top performers, to visualize the companies internal organs and make improvements.

One of the most important things, if not the most important thing, for a company is profit. Which means all companies must continually improve their process for receiving orders. This process itself is a source for competition.

This is a clean workflow that should run smoothly with few mistakes. It's useful for illuminating the ratio of canceled inventory allocations and returns, etc. But it can be simpler if you already have an inventory management system (i.e., a system that receives orders based on the state of inventory). There are so many ways to make an order—one-on-one, catalog, website—and the process will differ greatly depending on the initiation point.