TxM 026 Section 2.9 SEPT Examples Created by James on 7/1/2013 2:06:41 PM
Strategic engineered precision taxonomies (SEPT) can be developed at a wide range of complexity and for a wide range of applications. They also create opportunities for all sorts of elegant software functionality to be created at modest cost which delivers high value strategic outcomes for business.
Following are examples of SEPT applications:
1. Very basic
Very basic taxonomies with only a few entries for example – MoreGolf gender, other.
Slightly longer lists which provide greater flexibility and options but which are still quick and easy to define and which can open the door for diverse custom analysis and reporting for example ASCO and EOH Creditor reason codes, other.
Geographic lists should follow some logical progression that reflects the grouping of locations from a practical physical distribution perspective for example ASCO Geographic Regions, Foodcorp Locations and Kangra locations.
4. Intermediate complexity
Custom lists for example ASCO Product Categories, ASCO Marketing Expenses, Foodcorp Functions.
5. Barcoded product
Product categorization through the Product Class linked to the EAN Barcode.
6. Limited product categorization
A product catalogue or product class that does not go to the full level of product classification for example MoreGolf.
7. Master Chart of Accounts
The Chart of Accounts is a very specific and very specialized financial taxonomy for example Foodcorp and MoreGolf.
8. Cubic Business Model
The cubic business model is a very specialized and very specific three dimensional financial taxonomy for example MoreGolf, set-up in ERP – ASCO.
9. Cubic business Model matrix
The cubic business model enables a very specific geometric presentation of the model for example MoreGolf.
10. Complex product list
Complex product lists are necessary to catalogue the content of an Item Master, Material Master, Product Master and similar for example Kangra and Robor.
11. Mobile plant maintenance
Mobile plant maintenance requires very specific taxonomies for example Kangra.
12. Intelligent hierarchy based maintenance
The intelligence in a precision hierarchy allows software to maintain the hierarchy and code scheme by leading the operator through an intelligent interaction based on the configuration associated with the hierarchy for example ASCO.
13. Intelligent hierarchy based product configuration and maintenance
Once an intelligent precision (SEPT) hierarchy has been developed, for example for a Product Class, this intelligence can be used to drive precision configuration by cascading defaults down the hierarchy as new products are added, for example ASCO.
14. SEPT enables clever customization
Once a SEPT taxonomy is in place it allows reuse of the taxonomy in another module to create virtual integration between modules that are not in any way integrated, for example ASCO Projects and Contracts generation of projects to manage marketing expenses. A similar approach can be used for managing mining production.
15. Project work break down structure with reusable modules for management purposes
The use of carefully designed taxonomies for project plans with reusable activity blocks at the lowest three levels of the code scheme allows precision project management, for example Medicross.
16. Universal filing code schemes
Fundamental to the ease of document retrieval in any organization is a universal filing code scheme that is used on local and network hard drives, physical files, Outlook, etc for example JAR&A hard drive, projects and Outlook.
17. Project filing linked to work breakdown structure
On large projects filing of documents is a key challenge, the filing code scheme should be linked back to the work breakdown structure for example Medicross.
18. Random alpha lists
Random alpha lists like customers (debtors), suppliers (creditors).
19. Project numbers and other sequential numeric codes
Sequentially generated lists such as project number lists where the use of check digits is highly desirable.
The above list is fairly comprehensive, I cannot currently think of other categories of example although there are almost certainly other categories of example that I cannot think of.
The above is list of all examples I can think of. I hope to produce more detailed material with examples in due course.
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