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Supply Chain
A supply chain, logistics network, or supply network is a coordinated system of entities, activities, information and resources involved in moving a product or service from supplier to customer.

Organization Restructuring
The act of partially dismantling and reorganizing a company for the purpose of making it more efficient and therefore more profitable.

Business Re-engineering
The radical redesign of an organization's processes, especially its business processes. Rather than organizing a firm into functional specialties (like production, accounting, marketing, etc.) and looking at the tasks that each function performs, we should, according to the reengineering theory, be looking at complete processes from materials acquisition, to production, to marketing and distribution. The firm should be re-engineered into a series of processes.

Energy Management

A process used in management and particularly strategic management, in which organizations evaluate various aspects of their processes in relation to best practice, usually within their own sector.

Change Management
The process of developing a planned approach to change in an organization. Typically the objective is to maximize the collective efforts of all people involved in the change and minimize the risk of failure of implementing the change.

Productivity Improvement

Revenue Enhancement

Reliability Maintenance

Organizational Development
Development, in this context, is the focused attention and effort on an organization's people and processes, to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of how it is structured and operated.

Electronic commerce consists primarily of the distributing, buying, selling, marketing and servicing of products or services over electronic systems such as the Internet and other computer networks.

Six Sigma
has now grown beyond defect control. It can be defined as a methodology to manage process variations that cause defects, defined as unacceptable deviation from the mean or target; and to systematically work towards managing variation to eliminate those defects. The objective of Six Sigma is to deliver world-class performance, reliability, and value to the end customer.

Systems Integration
is defined as the use of software and computer systems architectural principles to bring together (integrate) a set of enterprise computer applications.

Lean Manufacturing
A management philosophy focusing on reduction of the 7 wastes (Over-production, Waiting time, Transportation, Processing, Inventory, Motion and Scrap) in manufactured products. By eliminating waste, quality is improved, production time is reduced, and cost is reduced.

Logistics, Distribution
Distribution has been seen as dealing with logistics: how to get the product or service to the customer. (ie. Retail, Wholesale, Multi-level marketing)

Cycle Time Reduction

Cost Reduction

IT Strategy
A planning document that explains how information technology should be utilized as part of an organization's overall business strategy. Usually prepared by the CIO or technology manager and should be designed to support the organizations overall business plan.

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