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.

BREAKING DOWN 'End To End'

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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