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    Is reengineering just another management fad or does it offer something of lasting value? Describe specific situations in which you would or would not recommend reengineering as a potential strategy. Be sure to support your answer.

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    The article referenced discusses your idea of a fad, and in fact mentions that once the concept fell into disuse, it was apparently replaced by the next new methodology called enterprise resource planning (ERP). The article is somewhat cynical by suggesting that reengineering may have first been a fancy name for downsizing.

    Still the process has and had merit in that it forces an organization to examine processes from a different ...

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    The 300 word, cited article explains the history and the methodology of reengineering. It isn't simply a term for downsizing, as some have said, but a more complex process of cost analysis.