End To End


DEFINITION of 'End To End'

A term used in many business arenas referring to the beginning and end points of a method or service. End-to-end theory embraces the philosophy that eliminating as many middle layers or steps as possible will optimize performance and efficiency in any process.


An example of end-to-end processes include directly connecting buyers and sellers in the ecommerce arena or in manufacturing. This occurs when one company provides a service to another in which it manages all aspects of design and production of a particular product - end product directly to end user.

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