Title: A framework for business transformation through enterprise-wide, automated, profit-maximised planning

Authors: S. Santhanakrishnan, Siddhartha SenGupta, T.T. Narendran

Addresses: Tata Consultancy Services, 17, Cathedral Road, Chennai – 600 086, Tamil Nadu, India. ' Tata Consultancy Services, Akruti Trade Centre, 4th flr., MIDC, Andheri (E), Mumbai – 400 093, Maharashtra, India. ' Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Chennai – 600 036, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract: The ever-increasing scale and complexity of globalising enterprises is making business transformations riskier. We develop a framework for such initiatives building on a deeper understanding of an enterprise|s drivers, structure, and interactions. It then amalgamates the structured approaches of enterprise architecture with business-aware methods of enterprise engineering to suggest directions the framework should adopt. We suggest that the framework supports integrated, automated and profit-optimised business planning as the essence of all transforms. We then deal with processes and management approach that the framework should support and share directions for further research focussed on various flows and their transformations through the enterprise.

Keywords: integrated planning; automated planning; profit maximisation; enterprise architecture; enterprise engineering; business awareness; business transformation; globalisation; profit optimisation; business planning; enterprise drivers; heuristics; enterprise network management; data analysis; SCM; supply chain management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJENM.2009.032399

International Journal of Enterprise Network Management, 2009 Vol.3 No.3, pp.289 - 308

Published online: 02 Apr 2010 *

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