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business process re-engineering

business process re-engineering  

(BPR);An approach to the restructuring of organizations that seeks to introduce a fundamental and radical reassessment of the organizational processes. Rather than adjusting or improving on existing ...
customer processing technology

customer processing technology  

The technology that either provides the immediate interface between an organization and its customers (e.g. a bank automated teller machine) or facilitates human interaction with customers. Direct ...
delayering

delayering  

The removal of layers of middle management (usually) from organizational structures, in order to bring an organization closer to the customer and generally to be more flexible and responsive. The ...
infopreneurial industry

infopreneurial industry  

The manufacture and sale of electronic office and factory equipment for the distribution of information. See information technology.
inventory

inventory  

Stocks of goods held by businesses. These may be fuel, materials, or components awaiting use in production, goods in process, for example cars on assembly lines, or stocks of finished products ...
management information system

management information system  

(MIS)An information system designed to provide financial and quantitative information to all the levels of management in an organization. Modern management information systems provide the data from ...
managerial capitalism

managerial capitalism  

The prevailing form of capitalism for most of the 20th century, in which markets were dominated by large bureaucratic organizations led by teams of salaried executives. This differed from earlier ...
PRINCE

PRINCE  

Acronym for projects in controlled environments. A method of project management, used by government information technology departments, that provides a shell within which to control a project ...
Service Economy

Service Economy  

Economic activity has traditionally been divided into extractive, constructive, manufacturing, and service sectors. With the decline of heavy engineering and the rise of the knowledge-based economy, ...
work study

work study  

A systematic examination of human work processes, designed to identify the ways in which the efficiency and effectiveness of these processes can be improved. It usually consists of a method study to ...

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