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Using Organisational Systems Engineering to Improve the Bid Proposal Process

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • Loughborough University have been researching into various fields

    of Organisational Systems Engineering (OSE) which involve treating

    the enterprise as a system and modelling softer, organisational

    characteristics (such as role interactions, cultural values, competencies,

    decision making systems and enterprise strategy). This paper

    describes a case study undertaken looking at how OSE can be used

    to provide insight into problems being experienced within DefCo’s

    (a large multinational engineering systems company) Bid Proposal

    phase. During the case study a number of “as is” models for process,

    roles and decision making were developed, gap analyses undertaken

    and recommendations for change made. In addition to this, a new

    framework of activities was introduced to provide a holistic view of

    the phase. The exercise provided DefCo with a clearer picture of the

    relationship between the process, the review activities and the roles

    therein.

UOW Authors


  •   Kennedy, Grace
  •   Molloy, E (external author)
  •   Siemieniuch, C E. (external author)
  •   Sinclair, M A. (external author)
  •   Clayton, R J. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Kennedy, G. A. L., Molloy, E., Siemieniuch, C. E., Sinclair, M. A. & Clayton, R. J. (2008). Using Organisational Systems Engineering to Improve the Bid Proposal Process. In P. D. Bust (Ed.), Contemporary Ergonomics 2008 (pp. 49-54). Taylor & Francis.

Start Page


  • 49

End Page


  • 54

Abstract


  • Loughborough University have been researching into various fields

    of Organisational Systems Engineering (OSE) which involve treating

    the enterprise as a system and modelling softer, organisational

    characteristics (such as role interactions, cultural values, competencies,

    decision making systems and enterprise strategy). This paper

    describes a case study undertaken looking at how OSE can be used

    to provide insight into problems being experienced within DefCo’s

    (a large multinational engineering systems company) Bid Proposal

    phase. During the case study a number of “as is” models for process,

    roles and decision making were developed, gap analyses undertaken

    and recommendations for change made. In addition to this, a new

    framework of activities was introduced to provide a holistic view of

    the phase. The exercise provided DefCo with a clearer picture of the

    relationship between the process, the review activities and the roles

    therein.

UOW Authors


  •   Kennedy, Grace
  •   Molloy, E (external author)
  •   Siemieniuch, C E. (external author)
  •   Sinclair, M A. (external author)
  •   Clayton, R J. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Kennedy, G. A. L., Molloy, E., Siemieniuch, C. E., Sinclair, M. A. & Clayton, R. J. (2008). Using Organisational Systems Engineering to Improve the Bid Proposal Process. In P. D. Bust (Ed.), Contemporary Ergonomics 2008 (pp. 49-54). Taylor & Francis.

Start Page


  • 49

End Page


  • 54