In 1998 the Haier Group, a Chinese manufacturer, began to implement a Business Process Re-engineering system and based it on a Chinese value that every employee would rather be an executive in a small company than a small manager in a large company. In 2002 every employee was made a strategic business unit (SBU) and, for example, one employee (SBU) alone doubled sales of steel plates from $112.5 million to $225 million between 2002-2004. In 2006 an operations model was added which integrated the...
BPIR Categories14.3.2 Implement an improvement approach/method/technique
9.7.1 Encourage employee involvement and feedback
2.2.4 Formulate and review business unit strategy