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"Toyota installs IT only when two conditions exist: the human process has been improved as much as it can without the technology and the technology is proven and reliable."

Business process management (BPM) is a systematic approach to improving an organization's business processes. In today's economic climate, companies are looking at how to do more with less -- and BPM is a hot buzzword.  Can you speak the language?  Take our quiz and find out.

1. This is a set of coordinated tasks and activities, conducted by both people and equipment, for accomplishing a specific organizational goal.
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2. This is a structured approach to modifying a business process from its current state to a desired future state.
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3. This is a point in the enterprise where throughput is impaired or stopped entirely.
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4. This is an approach to understanding how much work can be produced in a certain time period, taking limitations on different resources into consideration.
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5. KPIs are used to evaluate factors that are vital to the success of an organization. What is a KPI?
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6. This is is the analysis and redesign of workflow within and between enterprises.
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7. This XML-based meta-language was developed by the Business Process Management Initiative for flowcharts and other digital representations of business processes.
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8. This 'fat-free' assembly-line methodology is also known as the Toyota Production System or just-in-time (JIT) production.
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9. This philosophy of management and continuous improvement originally was introduced thirty years ago by Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt in a book called "The Goal."
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10. These categories of unproductive manufacturing practices were identified by Taiichi Ohno, the father of the Toyota Production System (TPS).
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3. This is a point in the enterprise where throughput is impaired or stopped entirely.
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4. This is an approach to understanding how much work can be produced in a certain time period, taking limitations on different resources into consideration.
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5. KPIs are used to evaluate factors that are vital to the success of an organization. What is a KPI?
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6. This is is the analysis and redesign of workflow within and between enterprises.
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7. This XML-based meta-language was developed by the Business Process Management Initiative for flowcharts and other digital representations of business processes.
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8. This 'fat-free' assembly-line methodology is also known as the Toyota Production System or just-in-time (JIT) production.
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9. This philosophy of management and continuous improvement originally was introduced thirty years ago by Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt in a book called "The Goal."
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10. These categories of unproductive manufacturing practices were identified by Taiichi Ohno, the father of the Toyota Production System (TPS).
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4. This is an approach to understanding how much work can be produced in a certain time period, taking limitations on different resources into consideration.
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5. KPIs are used to evaluate factors that are vital to the success of an organization. What is a KPI?
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6. This is is the analysis and redesign of workflow within and between enterprises.
Answer

7. This XML-based meta-language was developed by the Business Process Management Initiative for flowcharts and other digital representations of business processes.
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8. This 'fat-free' assembly-line methodology is also known as the Toyota Production System or just-in-time (JIT) production.
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9. This philosophy of management and continuous improvement originally was introduced thirty years ago by Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt in a book called "The Goal."
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10. These categories of unproductive manufacturing practices were identified by Taiichi Ohno, the father of the Toyota Production System (TPS).
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5. KPIs are used to evaluate factors that are vital to the success of an organization. What is a KPI?
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6. This is is the analysis and redesign of workflow within and between enterprises.
Answer

7. This XML-based meta-language was developed by the Business Process Management Initiative for flowcharts and other digital representations of business processes.
Answer

8. This 'fat-free' assembly-line methodology is also known as the Toyota Production System or just-in-time (JIT) production.
Answer

9. This philosophy of management and continuous improvement originally was introduced thirty years ago by Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt in a book called "The Goal."
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10. These categories of unproductive manufacturing practices were identified by Taiichi Ohno, the father of the Toyota Production System (TPS).
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7. This XML-based meta-language was developed by the Business Process Management Initiative for flowcharts and other digital representations of business processes.
Answer

8. This 'fat-free' assembly-line methodology is also known as the Toyota Production System or just-in-time (JIT) production.
Answer

9. This philosophy of management and continuous improvement originally was introduced thirty years ago by Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt in a book called "The Goal."
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10. These categories of unproductive manufacturing practices were identified by Taiichi Ohno, the father of the Toyota Production System (TPS).
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7. This XML-based meta-language was developed by the Business Process Management Initiative for flowcharts and other digital representations of business processes.
Answer

8. This 'fat-free' assembly-line methodology is also known as the Toyota Production System or just-in-time (JIT) production.
Answer

9. This philosophy of management and continuous improvement originally was introduced thirty years ago by Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt in a book called "The Goal."
Answer

10. These categories of unproductive manufacturing practices were identified by Taiichi Ohno, the father of the Toyota Production System (TPS).
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8. This 'fat-free' assembly-line methodology is also known as the Toyota Production System or just-in-time (JIT) production.
Answer

9. This philosophy of management and continuous improvement originally was introduced thirty years ago by Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt in a book called "The Goal."
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10. These categories of unproductive manufacturing practices were identified by Taiichi Ohno, the father of the Toyota Production System (TPS).
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This was last updated in April 2009
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